When you live in the Catalina foothills of Arizona, is important that you know how to drive safely during the winter time. Knowing more about ways to prevent accident can help to keep you safer on the roads. More than half a million accidents occur every year in the winter, and you don’t have to be part of the statistic.
Driving during the winter months can be difficult. However, if you have winter tires, it can provide additional traction. This can be a great investment that will provide you with more control and allow you to stop your car faster.
Most drivers can prevent collisions if they have more time to react to difficult situations. This means you want to look down the road as far as possible and identify hazards, whether it is a car on the shoulder or a moose about to cross the road.
If you have 4-wheel drive, that’s great. It can help to give you more traction. However, don’t rely on it entirely as it’s not going to help you stop faster or take turns any better when there is snow and/or ice on the roads.
Allow plenty of space around you at all times. Did you know that it can take you 10 times longer on ice or snow than on dry pavement? Allow space between the car in front of you as well as when cars want to change lanes.
As you drive, read the terrain. Identify shadows that could be hiding ice as well as any other dangers. This will allow you to be better prepared once you arrive at those areas.
Call and speak to one of our independent insurance agents at Shaner Insurance Group Inc. today. We look forward to talking to you about affordable policies, ways to drive safely in the winter months, and more.