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Stay Safe by Avoiding These Driving Habits This Winter

Jan 11, 2018

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Stay Safe by Avoiding These Driving Habits This Winter Stay Safe by Avoiding These Driving Habits This Winter

Want to drive safer this winter?  Then avoid these driving habits.

While there are always risks associated with driving, driving during winter is especially dangerous.  The wet and icy road conditions increase your chances of getting into an accident or sliding off the road.  To avoid these serious concerns, you should avoid these driving habits this winter.
  • Speeding
While you should always try to avoid speeding, you need to be especially careful to reduce your speed during the winter months.  Because the roads are often slippery with ice, driving too quickly can cause you to lose control of your vehicle if you hit a sudden patch of ice.  By reducing your speed, you can better watch out for driving hazards and have enough time to properly react.
  • Slamming on Your Brakes
You should do your best to anticipate stops in advance.  If you suddenly slam on your brakes, this can cause your tires to lock up.  If the roads are wet and icy, then your tires won't be able to get traction.  This in turn can cause you to skid into another car or slide right off the road.
  • Tailgating
Similar to speeding, tailgating is a habit that you should try to avoid, regardless of the season.  If you follow the car in front of you too closely, you won't have enough time to react to a sudden road hazard.  For instance, if the car in front of you hits a patch of black ice, you probably won't have time to react before you skid on the same patch.  This winter, play it safe be increasing your following distance. Drive safely this winter by avoiding these driving habits.  If you want another way to protect yourself while you're on the road, make sure you have the proper auto insurance protections in place.  For assistance with your coverage needs, contact the experts at Club Agency Insurance Brokerage.  Located in Garden City, New York, we are ready to get you covered today.
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