Traveling in extreme winter weather can be very dangerous because cold, snow and ice are very demanding on cars, drivers and passengers. Actions by other vehicles will alert you to problems more quickly,and give you that split-second of extra time to react safely. Righttime Medical Care, a leading urgent care provider, offers winter health tips to combat the unique challenges for staying warm and safe in freezing weather. Before you head out in your vehicle, make sure that you are prepared for a winter weather emergency.
If you get stuck in the snow and have to walk to safety without a real coat, you'll be intensely cold. Drivers should brush up on their winter driving skills each year and remember these easy winter driving tips.


Basic items such as bandages, antiseptic wipes, hand sanitizer, tissues, paper towels and a blanket will certainly make a winter weather emergency situation a little more comfortable.
Vary your speed and gear use very deliberately in winter weather to maximize traction and minimize the possibility of slides or skids. If winter weather causes a power outage, use battery-powered flashlights or lanterns rather than candles if possible and never leave lit candles unattended. If you live in one of these regions you can stay a bit safer by following some of these winter driving tips.Check into tires more suited for the winter weather. It takes more time and distance to stop your vehicle in adverse weather conditions, so use your brakes carefully.
If you stall or get stuck, tie a colored banner (make sure you have one in your winter survival kit) to your antenna or hang it out a window.


Winter is also a good time to have your battery and alternator tested and your radiator anti-freeze checked. Make sure you have a snow brush and ice scraper and always dress for winter weather just in case you have a problem along the road.



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