When it comes to weather, every Coloradan knows that it can be perfectly sunny at 10:00 AM, and a complete blizzard by 4:00 PM.
Mother Nature has a fantastic sense of humor. If you’ve lived in Colorado long enough, you could be considered an expert on winterizing your vehicle. You know to have your tires checked and rotated to ensure proper tread and pressure for these snowy winter months. You’ve probably already topped off the coolant and wiper fluid, and permanently have an ice scraper in your trunk.
Every winter we see cars on the side of the road with their emergency flashers on; we see pedestrians trudging back to their vehicles with red gasoline tanks. Even worse, we hear stories on the news of drivers becoming trapped by snowstorms. As any Colorado driver knows, the best way to avoid a winter storm accident is to prepare – to prepare your vehicle, and to prepare as a driver.
To prepare your vehicle for winter driving, here are a few simple tips to ensure your safety.
Winterize your driving skills by remaining alert and aware of your surroundings. At MasterDrive, students and experienced drivers can take a 3-hour experiential learning course, giving drivers hands-on training on how to react to icy roads, hydroplaning, along with a variety of other road conditions. Some other tips to keep in mind when driving this winter include:
If your or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced personal injury attorneys at the Bendinelli Law Firm for a free and confidential consultation today. We’ll help you get the help you need.