Storm Safety Tips

Updated 1 year ago

Tips for Motorists•Drive only if it is absolutely necessary.•If you must drive, drive cautiously and maintain safe speeds and distances from other vehicles.•Be aware of hazardous road conditions, particularly black ice which can be deceptive in appearance and give the driver a false sense of security on the road.•Give yourself plenty of time to get where you are going. •Keep a safe distance from emergency and snow vehicles and please use caution when attempting to pass a snowplow. Give the drivers plenty of room to safely do their jobs.* Give yourself extra stopping time when braking.•Clear all the snow and ice from your vehicle’s hood, roof, windows and lights before driving.•Keep your gas tank full.•Drive carefully on bridges, ramps and other elevated structures, which can freeze before the roadway.•Have an emergency kit in your car. Winter Storm Tips for Pedestrians•Dress properly for the weather, including a hat, scarf, coat, gloves, socks and water-resistant shoes or boots.•When walking at night, wear outer clothing that contrasts with the white snow.•Walk slowly and carefully.•When walking during the day, wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from glare.•Give yourself plenty of time to get where you are going.


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