How to Drive Safe this Winter

Winter is approaching quickly!  Even though it doesn’t start for another month, snow has already blanketed our streets and houses here in our state of Utah.  This morning when I woke up, there was a thin layer of snow covering everything and was still coming down.  Once I turned on the news, it showed the usual traffic patterns that come with the first snowfall of the year and that usually is a lot of wrecks and cars off the road backing up traffic.  After I got on the road, I drove carefully and slow only to get caught on the free-way in stop and go traffic.  At this point it was a really heavy snow storm impeding everyone’s progress and vision making traffic worse.  Later on the main streets, going up and down the hills showed how unprepared I was myself for sliding because it happened several times in my sedan.  So now is the best time to learn how to avoid a potentially hazardous situation and pull out of a slid or skid in snow, rain and on ice.

I recently found and read this article from BBC on how to pull out of a skid if you find yourself suddenly in one.  Check it out to stay safe this winter!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/surrey/hi/front_page/newsid_8424000/8424308.stm




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