Skip to content

Prevent road hazards in winter

  • by

Who says winter told snowflakes, Christmas trees and other snowmen shaped by small and larger. Nature puts on his best coat and white seems as pure as ever. However, winter is also synonymous with sleet, hail and frost, the worst enemies that we can meet on the road.

winter road hazards

The most important before taking the road is to make your vehicle safe and as secure as possible. Indeed, your car can prove to be a danger to you, but also to other motorists. This is why you should follow some instructions to prevent the dangers of the road in winter.

The basic gesture is to first learn about the weather that you will face by going to your vacation spot. Depending on the intensity of weather phenomena, you will be even better to shift your departure for a day or more, rather than risk your life, that of your passengers, not to mention those of other drivers crossed!

Then, it is essential to check the status of your vehicle. Make sure your tires are properly inflated to limit the risk of accidents, or even that you obtain special equipment such as chains, ideal in case of heavy snowfall.

It is not advisable to drive a cluttered windshield fogged or even if you “know well the area and that the time to get to the highway it will be gone”. It is never too cautious, and within minutes you have taken to clean your windshield can be save the life of a pedestrian that you will not see through.

Observe speed limits and appointments visible to other motorists by turning on your headlights. The floor may be slippery so avoid the possible sudden movements. In which case, do not give in to panic and keep your eyes on the road.

For your comfort and that of your passengers, remember to make blankets and books and travel games to occupy the little ones during the trip, leaving you driving with confidence!