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Defensive driving tips for winter

Like many other areas, the roads in Suffolk County can be dangerous in the winter. Ice, snow and changing weather conditions can all make driving more difficult.

Even for experienced drivers, winter weather can cause issues. This means that no matter how many years you have spent behind the wheel, taking some extra precautions during the colder months can help to prevent a collision.

Be prepared

When it comes to safety, preparation is important. This means that you not only need to make sure that you are giving yourself plenty of time to reach your destination but also that you are ensuring that your vehicle is ready. One way to make sure that you prepare your vehicle properly is to test your battery function. Additionally, check that your heating and cooling systems are working and that you have appropriate tires and tire pressure for the season.

Take it slow

You can ensure that you are taking the right precautions once you are on the road by driving slowly and allowing yourself extra time when braking. Even if you feel that you are an experienced driver, giving yourself more time to slow down can help if you need to stop or slow down unexpectedly.

Pay attention

During the winter, weather conditions can change from one minute to the next. The more alert that you are, the less likely it is that winter weather will take you off guard or put you at risk while driving.

Even when you take precautions and drive safely, you could still find yourself involved in a car accident. If this happens, you may be able to receive compensation for any injuries or damage.