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Driving in Winter Whiteout Conditions

whiteout driving safetyDuring this brutal winter of 2015, it seems that we’re seeing one snow and ice storm after another with no end yet in sight. We can’t always stay indoors; but, when snow and wind combine to produce a whiteout condition, driving can be most dangerous.  So if you must drive, then heed these tips for safety:

  • Constantly check front and rear. Be aware of not only the vehicle in front but the one behind. Increase the distance to the vehicle in front as you will need more room to stop if it does.
  • Be patient and avoid passing unless you have a clear road and a long unobstructed field of view. When crossing traffic, be sure you’ll have sufficient time to get through at an intersection – remember you will not be able to move quickly.

In their article, “12 Tips for Driving in a Whiteout”, ErieSense.com cautions, “In many parts of the country, driving through wind and snow is just a part of your average winter. However, it’s not every day that you get caught driving in a whiteout.”

Read the entire article to learn driving in a winter whiteout and how to best protect yourself.

Auto Insurance Tip

The first rule of winter driving safety is to have a winter survival kit in your car especially during bad winter weather. Being prepared also means checking before you take to the road to be sure you have all the insurance coverage you’ll need in case an accident does occur. Be sure also to have your insurance agent’s phone number and your auto insurance policy information in hand, just in case. Sit down with your agent long before you ever need to file a claim to be sure that you have sufficient auto insurance coverage.

Tags:  auto insurance, winter driving, driving safety, whiteout

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