Follow these 7 steps:

  1. Check the current road conditions and weather forecast.
  2. Plan your route ahead of time.
  3. Leave lots of time so you’re not rushing.
  4. Learn winter road skills. If you drive for work, ask your employer for winter driving training.
  5. Keep at least four seconds distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. This will allow plenty of room in situations where you may need to brake suddenly on a slippery surface.
  6. Wear comfortable clothing that doesn’t restrict your movement while driving.
  7. Have an emergency plan. If you get stuck or stranded, don’t panic. Stay with your vehicle for safety and warmth. If you have a cell phone and it is an emergency, call 911. Otherwise, call for roadside assistance.

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