12/11/2007

Tips for Safe Winter Driving

Millions of workers make the daily commute to work by car, and as winter
approaches and the weather gets colder, this commute can get treacherous.
Especially when driving in snow or ice, employees should take extra precautions
before and during their drive to make sure they arrive to work safely. Here are
a few suggestions:

  • Check your car's battery, tire treads, antifreeze, and windshield wipers
    regularly.

  • During winter, keep a snow brush, an ice scraper, and jumper cables in your
    car at all times.

  • When behind another car in icy conditions, increase your following distance
    from what it would normally be.

  • If you become stranded, stay with your car, put bright markers on the antenna
    or windows, and turn on the dome light.

Tips for Safe Winter Driving can help you prevent road accidents by preparing
yourself and your car for winter.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration