Driving in the Snow: 13 Tips for Staying Safe

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Get Home Safely With These Winter Driving Safety Tips

Driving on snow and ice-covered roads can be challenging – even for the most experienced drivers in the best-prepared vehicles. Both ice and snow reduce the amount of traction you have, making it harder to get moving, steer, and stop. 

The winter months also bring fewer daylight hours and foggy weather, often making visibility as challenging as maintaining traction. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, there were 456,000 crashes during the 2017 winter season. They resulted in 159,000 injuries and 2,099 deaths. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 17% of all vehicle crashes occur during winter driving conditions. 

With a properly equipped car, some practice, and the right attitude, however, you can confidently get to your destination safely. Here are 13 winter driving tips to help you conquer the winter roads.

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