The safest tip you can receive about driving in wintery conditions is to not drive at all. Living in Maine, sometimes that isn’t always an option. If you are going to be on the roads, shouldn’t you be as careful as you can? One wrong adjustment and your vehicle could be sliding into a line of
cars at an auto dealership. Do you have the proper insurance coverage for that type of collision? Do you know what to do in the event your vehicle starts to slide?
- Know your brakes. The best way to stop is threshold breaking. Click on the link to see an instructional video.
- Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface (wet, ice, sand).
- Avoid driving while you’re fatigued. Getting the proper amount of rest before taking on winter weather tasks reduces driving risks.
- Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line freeze-up.
- Turn on your lights to increase your visibility to other motorists.
- Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Applying the gas slowly to accelerate is the best method for regaining traction and avoiding skids.
- Always look and steer where you want to go
- Use your seat belt every time you get into your vehicle.
Having the proper insurance coverage is a must. Having a bit more coverage is an even better idea. If you have questions about your existing policy, or if you’d like to discuss upgrading, don’t hesitate to give us a call. As an independent agent, we have the ability to get you the best coverage and rates.