Monday, December 27, 2010

Winter Driving Tips

While we might have dodged a big snowfall here in Loudoun County this past weekend, as we know from history, we will get our share of snow and wintry weather. And to be better prepared, here's some winter driving tips, courtesy of VDOT:

  • Ensure that your vehicle is winter-ready.
  • Keep a five-second distance or more behind other vehicles. Do no pass trucks applying chemicals unless absolutely necessary.
  • Be aware of areas prone to freezing such as ramps and bridges.
  • When driving on ice, do not slam on brakes. Turn gently and slowly.
  • Keep an emergency winter kit in your car.
  • Always wear your seatbelt.

Stay safe Loudoun County commuters!

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