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TOPIC: WINTER DRIVING
OBJECTIVE: TO ENSURE SAFE DRIVING IN WINTER CONDITIONS
It is everyone’s responsibility to drive safely, but there are added hazards during winter:
- Less daylight
- Slippery road surfaces
- Steamy windshields
- Poor visibility due to fog or mist.
There are many precautions that you can keep in mind to ensure a safe trip. Here are a few to keep in mind:
- Be certain your vehicle is in good condition.
- All windows, mirrors and lights should be clear of frost, mist, ice, or snow.
- Drive smoothly and avoid sudden braking, acceleration, or steering moves – all of these can cause a skid.
- Increase your following distances even more on slippery roads.
- Watch for other drivers who may not have made the adjustment to winter driving.
- Make sure your lights are on during low visibility. It is important that the other drivers see you.
- Know your entire traffic situation – look far ahead and to both sides and to the rear.
- If you must stop quickly, stab the brakes to stop while also maintaining your control.
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