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Advice and suggestions about driving in winter season

Driving winter season It is true that driving in winter season has certain risks and it is best to be prepared for it. Driving in this weather becomes a challenge even to the most experienced drivers who have to drive carefully, steadily and much slower than usual. It is necessary to be prepared wisely and use caution if the snow season arrives. Drivers can follow some tips that can help them to make easier driving in snow:
  • Eat regularly and drink a lot of fluids. Avoid caffeine and alcohol.

  • Prepare the vehicle for the winter season. It reduces the risk of an accident.

    • Check anti-freeze levels.
    • Make sure brakes and Antilock Braking System (ABS) are in good condition.
    • The battery of a car can't work as well in cold weather. Replace it, if it's near or over the pro-rated warranty period.
    • Make sure the windshield wipers, defroster, headlights, tail and brake lights are clean.
    • Switch to winter-weight oil

  • Learn how to react for driving in slippery conditions.

  • Snow reduces visibility. Drivers must slow down and use the headlights. When roads are icy allow plenty of space to slow down and stop. In comparison with dry roads, in icy conditions it may take ten times longer to stop a car than on a dry road.

  • If you get stuck in snow, do not continue spinning wheels. Instead, spread salt or sand around the drive wheels. Also, scoop snow away from the wheels and out from under the car to clear a pathway.

  • Driving on snow requires extra stopping distance, that’s why drivers have to use extreme caution when they going downhill.

  • Drivers cannot drive at highway or freeway speeds with chains on.

  • It is recommended to keep the fuel tank at least half full at all times.

  • Sometimes a mountain pass is closed due to the weather conditions. In this case, don't even think or try to use local roads to get around the closure.

  • In snowstorm conditions, may not be able that drivers see anything through the windshield. They can try rolling down the window and sticking the head outside. Fin a safe place to get off the road and wait there until conditions improve it is a good idea.

  • It is more likely that ice be formed on bridges. When drivers are going over them, it is recommended they slow down.

Essential Safety Tips for Teen Drivers

Teen driversWhy teenagers are beginning to drive, they definitely need all the practice they can get. Drive for with a parent(s) in the car is a good idea, because they will feel confidence at the beginning. Parents must watch their habits and see  what example are giving to the kids and teens when they are behind the wheel.For starters, watch your own habits and see what kind of example you set when behind the wheel.

When parents are helping to the teen learn to drive or practice, they have to act as a second pair of eyes for their teen driver.  Watch for imminent dangers and point out the sorts of potential risks that the teen driver should be noticing.

The teen driver should not be distracted by cell phone calls, technology of the car,etc. It would be a good idea if parents hold the cell phone in their hands.Don't frazzle the teen driver with too much nagging.  And definitely don't lose your cool: if tempers are rising, it may be time to take a break.

Parents have to be sure they know the rules regarding teen drivers in individual states. For instance some states prohibit teens from driving late at night.