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Safe driving in the winter!

Safe driving in the winter!

 

Recorded by Supu

2023.12.31

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Hello, everyone, and welcome to the episode of "Safe Driving in the winter" I'm your host, Supuni Dayasheela, and today, we're diving into a crucial topic as winter settles in – safe driving in icy conditions. As we all know, winter weather can bring unique challenges to the roads, and it's essential to be prepared. So, let's get started. When it comes to winter driving, preparation is key. First and foremost, ensure that your vehicle is winter-ready. Check your tires for proper tread depth and inflation, as they are your first line of defense on slippery roads. Speaking of slippery roads, let's discuss driving techniques. Gentle is the name of the game. Accelerate and decelerate slowly to avoid skidding. Keep a safe following distance, and remember that stopping distances are significantly longer on icy roads. Now, let's talk about visibility. Always clear your car of snow and ice before hitting the road. This includes not just your windows but also your lights, mirrors, and roof. Visibility is crucial for you and for other drivers. In the unfortunate event that you find yourself sliding, remember to steer in the direction you want to go. It's a natural instinct to overcorrect, but smooth and gentle movements are your best bet to regain control. And here's a tip for all drivers – keep an emergency kit in your car. It can include essentials like a blanket, snacks, a flashlight, and, of course, a small shovel. Now, before we wrap up, a quick reminder about black ice. It's often hard to spot, and it's extremely slippery. Be extra cautious, especially on bridges and overpasses, as these areas tend to freeze first. That's all for today's episode of "Safe Driving in the winter" Remember, the key to winter driving is preparation, patience, and a light touch on the wheel. Stay safe out there, and we'll catch you on the next episode. Until then, happy and safe driving!

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