Being a Smart and Safe Driver this Season
December 8th marked the first snow of the season for many Virginians. While it was beautiful, winter weather, especially snow, can create dangerous road conditions. Here at ReidGoodwin, we want you to enjoy Winter and its weather, so we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you be a smart and safe driver this season.
Before you go, make sure that your tires have enough air and NEVER warm up your car in an enclosed space, like a garage. Have a plan on where you will be going and familiarize yourself with directions.
Keep an emergency kit in your car in the event that you become stuck or stranded, and make sure that you leave home with a charged phone. Your kit should include a blanket, any medication you may need, a hat, gloves, food, and water. If you do become stranded, don’t leave your vehicle, as it can act as a shelter against the elements.
Hopefully, these tips will help you stay safe when venturing out in the winter weather this season. Remember to practice caution and stay inside if you aren’t comfortable driving in bad weather. Stayed tuned for more winter weather tips, and have a warm and festive season!