Winter roads can be a disaster. Quite often, they can be slushy, slippery and just plain messy. So what should you do if you find yourself in an unsafe situation?
To help keep you safe on the road this season, AARP identified these key winter driving safety tips:
- Check your car battery. Your car batteries weaken in the cold. Learn how to tell if yours are on their way out.
- Stock up on winter gear. Keep jumper cables, a snow brush, a small shovel and these other necessities in your car in case you get stuck.
- Defrost and deice before leaving. It’s crucial that you clean the inside and outside of your car’s windshield and rear window.
- Use your headlights. Turn your headlights on (even in the daytime) so you can stand out from the drab winter background.