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Don’t be a Dash Cam Sensation This Winter

 

 

We’re certain of two things: Russian winters produce jaw-dropping dash cam videos, and Mother Nature can wreak icy havoc on North Texas too.

We’re steady and ready for whatever she sends our way. Are you?

Because driving on ice brings unique challenges, we want to offer some expert tips for staying safe, no matter the weather.

Here’s what you should know:

  • If there’s even a chance of ice on the road, slow down – high speeds increase your risk of losing control.
  • Maintain at least a five-second distance behind other vehicles. That includes snow plows, sanding equipment and other weather-response vehicles. Because they’re preparing the roads for you, they’re often driving directly on ice.
  • Use your brakes sparingly – braking is one of the most common triggers of a spin-out or slide.
  • If you begin to slide, turn your wheel into the slide (the direction the rear of the vehicle is going), not against.
  • Keep your tires properly inflated and ensure that tire tread is not worn – driving on wet or icy roads with inadequate tires can cause your vehicle to hydroplane and crash.
  • Wear your seatbelt. Even a minor crash can be deadly without a seatbelt.
  • If you get stuck on an NTTA road, dial #999, and we’ll send help. (Please wait to call until your vehicle has stopped moving and is safely out of traffic.)

Please drive carefully, and remember to keep your eyes on the road at all times.