We are sliding into that time of year when the snow and ice are going to affect the road conditions. The Indiana State Police would like to remind those traveling the roadways of a few safety tips to help your vehicles from sliding.
Prior to pulling out of the driveway, make sure that you will be able to see clearly by clearing all of your windows of ice, snow, or debris. To maximize the traction that your vehicle will have with the surface of the road, check the pressure of your tires to ensure that they are inflated to the manufactures recommendations. Leaving for your destination earlier than you normally do is also recommended.
Adjusting your speed to fit the road conditions is one of the most important actions that you can take to keep yourself and those around you safer. Slowing down to below the speed limit is encouraged when the roads become snow and/ or ice covered. Also, it is advised to create distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you. This will help give you more stopping distance in cases where sudden braking is needed.
By using these tips and a little common sense, you can decrease you chances of becoming one of many that will be involved in a fender bender during these cold months.
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