As mother nature turns down the thermostat, our team recognizes some site specific cold weather driving practices such as always leaving yourself an “out,” but there are many snow and ice driving tips that are constant no matter where we are:
– Think ahead;
– Use a light touch on acceleration and braking;
– Understand your vehicle braking capacity and brake early;
– Leave extra room for maneuvering; and
– Be on alert for black ice conditions.
And most of all, slow down. The posted speed limits do not apply with snowy & icy road conditions. Braking ability, maneuverability and visibility are often reduced. Speed kills and we all want to get home safe.
Editor’s Note: Safety Moment is a monthly feature written by Kyle Black of Seneca Meadows. It is not written by any member of the FingerLakes1.com staff.