It’s rather rare to have a winter in the Lehigh Valley without at least one good snowfall that causes businesses and schools to close. That being said, not everyone is prepared to drive when it snows. We put together a few tips to keep you safely on the road this winter season.
Stay Home: If you don’t need to go out, don’t. If you don’t feel safe driving, don’t. If you have an emergency, call 911. If you’re in a lockout situation, call us at 484-891-1922.
Drive SLOWLY: There’s no reason to drive quickly for really any reason in the snow.
Speed Up and Slow Down Slowly: Hopefully, you’re picking up a theme here. Whether you’re stopping or starting, you want to ease into it to avoid slipping and sliding.
Don’t Tailgate: One of the absolute worst things you can do while driving is to tailgate. That dangerous activity is even more dangerous during a snowfall. Give yourself at least five or six seconds between the car in front of you. Remember, if you slide into it, you may be the one who ends up at fault.
Don’t Force Up a Hill: Gathering speed to rush up a snow covered hill may seem like a logical step, but it can make your car much more unstable and increase your risk of running off the road.
Move Slowly Up a Hill and Don’t Stop: If you need to go over a hill, the best way is to maintain a constant speed and try not to break or accelerate quickly while going up it.
Be safe out there!