Driving Tips to Remember For Winter Dec 14, 2017

Car Slips Into Wisconsin Lake After Winter Storm

Oh no! A Wisconsin gentleman is alright after losing control of his vehicle and leaving it near a lake due to slippery road conditions yesterday. Unfortunately, rising waters from Lake Michigan submerged the car shortly afterwards, leaving the result you see below. We're tracking more slippery conditions in the area for the night, stay tuned to WeatherNation for your latest forecast.

Posted by WeatherNation on Thursday, December 14, 2017

Weather and road conditions can deteriorate quickly, and it’s important to know some important safety tips and rules this season.

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Posted by WeatherNation on Thursday, December 14, 2017

Here’s some advice from AAA to go over before you drive on wet, snowy, and icy roads.

  • Do not drive if you are tired. Make sure you are well rested before getting behind the wheel
  • If you warm up your vehicle before you head out, make sure to do it in an open area and never in a garage
  • Check your tires, make sure they have the proper amount of air in them
  • If there is a small amount of gas in your tank, the gas line could freeze up.  Make sure you have it at least halfway filled
  • Do NOT use cruise control when the road is slippery
  • Always wear a seatbelt
  • Take it slow, it will help you maneuver the car on snowy and icy roads as the time it takes to stop is much longer once you start to slide
  • Increase the amount of space between other cars and yourself.  This will give you a longer distance if you must stop or start to slide
  • Know what kind of breaks you have in your car.  Threshold breaking is the best way to stop using the ball of your foot to apply steady pressure on the breaks
  • If you can avoid driving when the weather is bad, sometimes staying in is the best decision.

Click here for a full list of winter driving tips

For WeatherNation, I’m Meteorologist Meredith Garofalo

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