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How do you drive in the winter weather?
Cold Weather Driving Tips Make certain your tires are properly inflated and have plenty of tread. Keep at least half a tank of fuel in your vehicle at all times. Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage. Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface, such as on ice and snow.
Is winter driving safe?
Slow down – Fog, black ice, slush or snow-covered roads can make driving dangerous. Drive slowly and leave plenty of distance between vehicles. Get winter tires – Traction is the key to good movement, turning and stopping on wet, slushy or icy surfaces.
Is it safe to drive in cold weather?
Whether it’s snow, sleet or ice, winter weather can cause extremely dangerous road conditions. In 2019, there were 440 fatal crashes, and an estimated 33,000 injury crashes that occurred in wintry conditions. Preparing yourself – and your vehicle – for winter weather is key.
What do you do if your car is sliding on ice?
In situations where your back wheels are sliding on ice, lift your foot from the brake and gently direct your vehicle in the same direction it is sliding on the ice. Do not try to turn your wheel in the opposite direction, as this could cause the car to spin.
Is it safe to drive in the winter?
Common sense says to monitor the weather, travel only when necessary, keep your speed down, and drive defensively. The Patrol offers these additional suggestions for your safe winter travel. First, prepare your vehicle. Extreme temperatures can be hard on vehicles.
How can I drive safely on slick roads in winter?
After a long spring and summer, it is easy to forget how to drive on winter’s slick roads and in low visibility. Common sense says to monitor the weather, travel only when necessary, keep your speed down, and drive defensively. The Patrol offers these additional suggestions for your safe winter travel.
Is it safe to travel to Oregon?
Oregon is a big state and we are welcoming visitors. Travel Oregon’s first priority is the safety of our residents and visitors, so we always recommend consulting official resources prior to traveling to ensure access to your destination is safe.
Is it safe to drive to Phoenix from Nevada?
If you go through Nevada, you would have to go over a mountain pass and then drive through high desert plateau. It might be safer just to get on Interstate 5, head south to Los Angeles, and then head east on Interstate 10 to Phoenix.