10 Safety Tips for Driving on Slippery Texas Roads

10 Safety Tips for Driving on Slippery Texas Roads

Mar 13, 2023 | Car Accidents, Consumer Information

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Winter weather can be unpredictable, and that’s especially true in Texas. One day it’s sunny and 70 degrees, and the next it’s sleeting and in the 30s. That’s why it’s important to be prepared when driving in winter weather conditions. Here are 10 safety tips for driving on slippery Texas roads.

  1. Check your tire pressure and tread
    Make sure your tires are properly inflated and have enough tread. Bald tires are more likely to slip on wet or icy roads.
  2. Make sure that your windshield wipers, headlights, and tail lights are operating properly
    Visibility is key when driving in any weather, but especially when roads are slippery.
  3. Don’t speed
    The posted speed limit is the maximum speed you should be going under ideal conditions. You should slow down even further when road conditions are less than ideal.
  4. Avoid cruise control
    When roads are wet or icy, it’s best to avoid using cruise control so you can have more control over your vehicle.
  5. Skid safely
    If you do start to skid, don’t panic! Take your foot off the gas and steer in the direction you want the front of the car to go.
  6. Maintain proper distance
    You should always maintain a safe following distance between your car and the car in front of you. This gives you more time to react if the car ahead of you brakes suddenly or starts to slide.
  7. Use your lights correctly
    In addition to making sure your headlights and tail lights are clean and functioning properly, you should also use your headlights any time visibility is reduced—even during daylight hours.
  8. Wear your seat belt at all times
    Seat belts are important anytime you get behind the wheel, but they’re especially important when road conditions are less than ideal. Wearing a seat belt greatly increases your chances of surviving a crash unscathed.
  9. Be ready to call for help
    If you find yourself in an accident or stranded on the side of the road, make sure you can call for help, whether that’s a working cell phone or a roadside assistance plan.
  10. Keep emergency supplies in your vehicle. In case of an emergency, it’s a good idea to keep some essential supplies in your vehicle, such as blankets, snacks, water, and a first-aid kit.

Winter weather can be unpredictable and dangerous, so taking precautions when driving on slippery Texas roads is important. By following these 10 safety tips, you can help ensure that you and your passengers arrive at your destination safely this winter!

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