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When winter arrives, it doesn’t just bring a drop in temperature, we get that famous Idaho weather with snow and ice on the roads. This means that you can’t just take corners and speed down the roads like it was a warm, dry summer’s day in July. You have to make allowances for the climate in your driving, and here are a few ways to do it.

 

 Slow Down

 

This is the #1 reason accidents happen in winter. Don’t just drive at the speed limit because the signs say so. Depending on the road conditions, it takes longer to do everything, so the faster you’re going, the more time it may take to lose your speed once you’ve gained it.

 

Widen Your Space

 

When you’re driving, you should always allow for a certain distance between yourself and the car in front of you so that, should you need it, you have both the time and the distance you need to decelerate without bumping into the car in front of you. In winter, with potentially icy roads, you need to account for this and given yourself even more space for braking.

 

The key to good winter driving is to take your time. Rash driving can result in an accident so be more mindful of the road and methodical in your driving technique. For more safety tips visit your local Bruneel Point S. 

 

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