How To Protect Yourself And Others On Winter Roads

Posted on February 11, 2014

If you’re going to be on the road in the midst of winter weather conditions, you could find yourself sharing that road with larger commercial trucks.  Whereas you may be able to stay home and wait out the storm, the drivers of these vehicles are often required to keep to the roads and complete their routes.

As such, many truck drivers understand how to properly navigate snowy roads, and the tips on hand from America’s Road Team Captains, who have each reached over one million miles without any kind of accident, would thus be worth your while.

Don’t be in such a rush that you forget to adequately clear off a car that has been sitting outside for awhile.  Head out a few minutes sooner than usual if you have to, but make sure you’re taking a scraper and/or a brush to the windshield, rear windshield, and all windows.  Then, take a brush and get as much snow as you can off of the rest of your vehicle.  Otherwise, that snow can blow into your field of vision or that of other drivers, creating a hazard for them if not necessarily for you.

Also understand how to approach trucks in this kind of poor weather.  Always make sure you’re able to see drivers of such vehicles so that you know they can see you in their mirrors, and never swerve in front of them.  It will be much harder for them to stop when the roads are icy.

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