Wednesday, December 24Posted: Updated:
TIPS ON DRIVING IN SNOW
-Carry plenty of food/water and other provisions (medicines, etc).
-Carry a fully charged cellular phone.
-Try to travel with plenty of fuel for your vehicle.
-Slow down your travel speed to maintain control of the vehicle on slippery road
surfaces, maintain extended following distances to other vehicles.
-Slow down your travel speed when experiencing strong winds and gusts.An advisory especially for any high-profile vehicle.
-Remember strong winds and gusts when combined with snow, sleet or rain will produce poor driver visibility.
-Do not conduct any panic braking or steering, which will cause loss of vehicle control.
-Travel with headlamps on for day and nighttime lighting conditions for better visibility of your vehicle.
-Be patient and expect travel delays, road closures and traffic re-routing.
-Be alert to watch for DPS Officers, ADOT Personnel providing traffic control, assistance to disabled motorist or working multiple incident scenes.
-Read all Warning Signs.
-Be alert to quickly changing weather and deteriorating road conditions.
-Be advised that many areas may be restricted to snow chains or four-wheel drive vehicles only for continued travel.
-Refrain from all distracting activities for drivers; no texting, no cellular phone usage (except emergency phone calls), or not performing any other distracting behavior that will divert the driver from focusing 100 per cent on safe driving.
-Do not stop on or near any public highway to take photographs or to enjoy the snow.
-If you must stop due to a disabled vehicle, make all attempts to get the vehicle
completely off the travel lanes and off the roadway surface to the right side of the road if possible.
-Be aware that other vehicles may drive into a disabled vehicle stopped on or near the travel lanes.
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