Winter Driving Safety

After months of mild weather, it’s easy to forget that snow and ice can lead to treacherous driving conditions.

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office says accidents often occur at the onset of winter weather. A light dusting of snow or ice can make bridges and overpasses especially slick.

Remember to reduce your speed and avoid sudden movements to keep firm control of your vehicle. Also, increase your following distance to avoid a rear-end collision, as it takes longer to stop in icy weather.

Finally, prepare your vehicle for winter driving.  Ensure your tires are properly inflated with enough tread for snowy conditions.  Check wiper blades and washer fluid, and keep enough fuel in your car to stay warm, in case you are stranded.

Watch the video (below) for more winter driving safety tips.