Winter driving tips for SWLA

Winter driving tips for SWLA
With Southwest Louisiana dealing with sub-freezing temperatures, getting on the road can be dangerous.
Before you head out the door, consider keeping yourself, your family, and other drivers safe by going over a few tips.
These are a few excerpts from AAA’s Winter Driving Tips:
  • style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;">While “warming” up a car makes those first few minutes on the road more comfortable, remember never to warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area like a garage.
  • style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;">Tire pressure can drop dramatically in cold weather. Make sure all your tires (including your spare) are properly inflated.
     

  • style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;">If driving on any slippery surface, do not use cruise control.
  • style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;">To accelerate, apply the gas slowly to gain traction and avoid skidding. Same goes for coming to a stop – remember, it takes longer to slow down on icy roads.
  • style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;">Increase the distance between you and other vehicles on the road.

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