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Well, ready or not, winter has certainly hit where I live. Over the past few days, we’ve received 3 feet of snow and there’s more on the way. And every year, when the first snowfall comes, it seems like there are a lot of drivers out there who aren’t quite prepared for it.
Fortunately, Insurance Hunter has provided articles filled with fantastic tips on how to get ready for the winter driving season and how to drive safely any time of the year. You know you can trust this information because not only does it come from a reliable source like Insurance Hunter, but they are written by Scott Marshall, Director of Training for Young Drivers of Canada and judge on the first 3 seasons of Canada’s Worst Driver on the Discovery Network.
The most valuable of the articles for me was one entitled Preparing Your Vehicle Starts in the Fall – it’s always so helpful to have a checklist to follow in the fall of things to do to make sure your vehicle is ready for winter driving: things like putting on snow tires (I am a FIRM believer in the need for snow tires in snowy climates!), preparing a winter driving survival kit, and making sure that your vehicle is in tip top condition before the bad weather. Being stuck on the side of the road during a snow or ice storm is not something anyone would ever want to experience!
Other great articles include: Keep Your Eyes on the Road Not Your Phone (did I ever tell you that the car accident we were in, the one that we have permanent injuries from was caused by another driver paying attention to her cell phone and not the road?), Avoid Scary Driving at Halloween (I know, Halloween has passed but there are great tips in there that you can apply to other times of the year when holidays affect driving – like New Year’s Eve), and Freeway Merging Takes More Skill Than Most People Think (this is such a pet peeve of mine – drivers who don’t know how to merge safely). I really encourage you to give yourself a little seasonal driving refresher by reading through these helpful and informative articles. While you’re there, check out the Insurance Hunter website for even more fantastic tips and information on how you can get a great deal on auto insurance.
What’s your best winter driving tip? Safe travels everyone!