Winter Driving Safety

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Winter Driving Safety

  1. 1. 21st TSC - Winter Driving Listen to the weather forecast. Be smart - Be prepared Plan your trip thoroughly. Drive Safely Winterize your car in time.
  2. 2. 21st TSC - Winter Driving WINTERIZE YOUR CAR IN TIME ! & your car before you end up in the lighting system lighting system wind shield wipers and fluid muffler/exhaust system anti freeze spark plugs/carburetor battery heater/defroster winter tires brake system
  3. 3. 21st TSC - Winter Driving <ul><ul><li>LISTEN to the weather forecast as early </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>as possible and be prepared </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>for inclement weather conditions! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. 21st TSC - Winter Driving BE SMART - BE INDEPENDENT - BE PREPARED <ul><li>Be a “packrat” and store non alcoholic beverages & non perishable food in your car. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that your car is ”hungry” too. Always refill when the tank </li></ul><ul><li>is 1/2 empty . </li></ul><ul><li>In case your your battery fails or you break down, you need a tow rope and a jumper cable in your car. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t freeze! Be smart and have blankets or sleeping bags in your car. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be a ”peephole” driver. Remove the snow from your car roof and the ice </li></ul><ul><li>from your windows and mirrors. Have a broom and an ice scraper in your car. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a shovel and rubber mats or pieces of old carpet in your car in case you </li></ul><ul><li>get stuck. </li></ul><ul><li>See and be seen during darkness and inclement weather! Have a flashlight handy. </li></ul>
  5. 5. 21st TSC Winter Driving PLAN YOUR TRIP THOROUGHLY Avoid back roads if possible try to use highways . Most back roads and small roads are They are because the snow and ice will be removed from autobahns and highways first. In addition, you can meet a or a bigger animal. Be careful they don’t and give you the right-of-way. ALWAYS REMEMBER ! EVEN if you use the highways always be prepared for and especially when you drive over bridges, under overpasses, through forest areas and in the vicinity of power plants.
  6. 6. 21st TSC Winter Driving DRIVE SAFELY ! Steer in the direction of the skid. When the car is parallel with the road again - straighten the wheels. Avoid using the clutch - stay in 3rd gear or drive. Release the accelerator gently and gradually . REMEMBER: Always maintain a safe speed and avoid sudden starts or stops. Don’t follow too CLOSE . I N CR EA SE your D I S T A N C E. When your vehicle DON’T PANIC and DON’T APPLY the BRAKES. Adjust your speed to road conditions. + = Shift to the lowest gear needed before you go up or down a hill.

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