Keep Safe on New Hampshire's Winter Weather Roadways
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Above all we want you and your family to have a happy and healthy new year. To help you toward this goal this blog post is all about staying safe in the icy weather. Most of us have to go out and drive in the ice and snow here in New Hampshire and all over New England. While this is a necessary evil during the long winter months, there are some things you can do to keep you and your family safe this winter.
- Properly inflated tires are a must. Check this before hitting the road.
- Stow away a few blankets, any needed medications, an extra cell phone or spare battery, food, water, gasoline, hats and gloves. These things will help you survive in the event of a crash.
- If you do have an accident or run off the road and become stuck stay with the vehicle. It offers shelter from the elements and may assist rescue units find you.
- Tie a brightly colored cloth on the antenna of your car. If you are trapped at night leave on your dome light.
- Check to make sure that your exhaust pipe is not clogged with snow, ice or mud. If it is carbon monoxide could be forced into the compartment of your vehicle.
- Run your car and heater in intervals. Do so just when you need to take the chill off in order to save gas and battery power.
Though these tips are basic, they could very well save your life. As winter weather worsens even seasoned driver can benefit from a refresher course on winter driving safety tips.