Winter Storm Mars: How to Keep Safe
Winter Storm Mars is expected to continue pounding New England through Monday night, but even when it has moved on, dangers still exist. Driving after a blizzard can prove hazardous, regardless of municipal snow removal, and extra caution is essential for preserving your safety along with the safety of those with whom you share the road.
How can you drive safely after Winter Storm Mars?
- Turn your cellphone and all on-board electronics off. Entirely. Avoid even the option of distraction
- Allow a three to four car gap in between you and the car in front of you. Even if that means driving slowly
- Drive slowly. Anticipate an additional 15 – 20 minutes to get to your destination
Remember, snow storms present unique driving challenges and car accidents increase significantly in their aftermath. Large storms like Mars present even bigger challenges and require special care be paid to ensure the safety of everyone on the road.
If you can avoid going out until streets are clear, hunker down at home and enjoy a snow day. If traveling is not optional, take your time, avoid distraction, and drive with the utmost care and consideration.