What are some ways to stay safer when driving in winter?

Winter months can lead to some serious traffic incidents when people aren't prepared to drive in unusual weather conditions. Unfortunately, this can lead to a loss of life or victims who suffer significant injuries that last a lifetime.

In Wisconsin, winter often means lots of ice and snow. Blizzard conditions are somewhat common, and drivers have to make the best of conditions that are hazardous in their own right.

What can you do to stay safer in winter weather?

One good tip is to make sure your vehicle is warmed up and that you have an emergency kit in your vehicle. If you crash due to ice or snow, you want to know that you will at least be warm and able to tend to minor wounds until help arrives.

You should also make sure to check the weather and road conditions. Usually, the news will discuss areas where crashes have already taken place as well as portions of roadways that may be dangerous for drivers.

If you plan to ride a motorcycle in winter, make sure you wear the right clothing. Winter weather can chill you quickly, which means that you could become distracted or have less control of your vehicle. To avoid this, wear heated or wind-resistant clothing, and layer up. You don't want to be cold when riding, especially when you have to be focused on the roads and other drivers' actions.

These are some tips for drivers through the winter. Staying safe is possible if you take the time to prepare for your drive and learn the weather conditions.

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