Chicago roads become difficult to traverse in the winter. Consider these three tips when taking your car out in the snow:
1. Only go out if you absolutely have to. Reducing the number of trips you take reduces your exposure to winter driving hazars. The best way to avoid an accident is to avoid being out on the road.
2. If possible, drive only during daylight hours. This may not be possible for people who have to commute to and from work in the evening or early morning, but reducing night time driving in the winter, when possible, can make for safer travels.
3. Plan ahead. Commute times are longer when there is snow on the ground. Give yourself enough time to get to your destination on time safely.
© Joseph G. Klest, 2011.