Road Safety -- Winter Preparedness Tips


Residents should prepare for cold weather when traveling. Here are some road safety tips:

  • Virginia Department of Transportation Winter Driving Tips

  • Tell someone (a friend, relative or co-worker) you are taking a trip, where you are going, the routes you will travel and when you expect to arrive.

  • Before you leave town, fill your gas tank. While traveling, frequently refill the gas tank.

  • Don’t get on the road without a winter travel survival kit.

  • If your vehicle breaks down, pull as far off the road as possible. Your greatest personal danger at this point is being hit by passing cars.

  • Stay in the car if visibility is poor. You may become disoriented and lost while wandering in a snowstorm, making it more difficult for rescuers to find you. If you have a cell phone, call for help.

  • More tips in these videos:

 

More Information

Ready Virginia -- Winter Weather

Listo Virginia -- Winter Weather

 

 


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