The first few snowfalls of this winter season haven’t been too bad. A few inches of snow and slush typically don’t pose a huge threat to drivers, but motorists across New England know that this is just the beginning. Driving in wintery conditions can be very dangerous if the proper precautions are not taken. Courtesy of Weather.com, here are a few tips and tricks to keep you and your family safe and sound while driving on icy roads. What better time to brush up on your driving skills than with the start of a brand new year?
- Decrease your speed and leave yourself plenty of room to stop. You should allow at least three times more space than usual between you and the car in front of you.
- Brake gently to avoid skidding. If your wheels start to lock up, ease off the brake.
- Turn on your lights to increase your visibility to other motorists.
- Keep your lights and windshield clean.
- Use low gears to keep traction, especially on hills.
- Don’t use cruise control or overdrive on icy roads.
- Be especially careful on bridges, overpasses and infrequently traveled roads, which will freeze first. Even at temperatures above freezing, if the conditions are wet, you might encounter ice in shady areas or on exposed roadways like bridges.
- Don’t pass snow plows and sanding trucks. The drivers have limited visibility, and you’re likely to find the road in front of them worse than the road behind.
If you follow this advice closely, chances are you’ll be smooth sailing until Groundhog Day. However, in the event that you are involved in a fender bender, you’ll want to be protected by Connecticut Auto Insurance. An Encharter Insurance agent will quote you on the best coverage, which will be a big help in case you’re involved in a weather-induced collision. Stay warm, and most importantly, stay safe this New Year!
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Can you believe the year is almost over? Now is the time when we all think back on some of our best (and worst) memories from the year! What were some of the moments that stuck out for you? Hopefully 2013 will bring even more great times! With the year coming to end, now is also a great time to take a look back at some of the Favorite Blogs of 2012. Some may have information that surprises you and others may be about something you hadn’t thought of until now. However, all of the blogs have some great insurance information about everything from New Jersey Car Insurance to Massachusetts Renters Insurance!
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