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Winter Driving Tips

  1. Turn off cruise
  2. Avoidquickstarts,stopsandfastAccelerate,brakeandsteersmoothly andgradually.
  3. ReduceSpeedlimitsarebasedonnormalroadandweatherconditions,not winter roadconditions.
  4. DonotslamonApplysteadypressureonABS-equippedvehiclesandpump the brakes if necessary on non-ABSvehicles.
  5. Always comply with all posted traction device Note: Some traction requirements have changed.
  6. Ifyourvehiclehassnowtires,installandusethembetweenOctober1andApril 30.
  7. Keep additional distance from other
  8. Watch carefully for snow removal
  9. Do not pass without good distance and sight
  10. Useextracautiononbridges,ramps,overpasses,andshadedareas-theymay freeze
  11. Maintain a high fuel
  12. Ifthevehiclebeginstoskid,steerindirectionofslideandslowlyremovefoot from the
  13. Be aware of black
  14. Ifparkedorstuckinsnow,leavethewindowslightlycrackedforventilationand make sure vehicle exhaust system is clear of


Written by: Yvonne Beasley, Reno Gazette-Journal 11/2018

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