How can you make your commute and driving safer in the snow? What tips or advice can you give to fellow drivers, especially if they are involved in a Harrisburg car accident as a result of ice or snow in Central Pennsylvania?
“Make sure you leave extra time to get to work,” is top on the list of Fritzi Schreffler, PennDOT safety press officer. Patience should be a passenger, she adds.
“Make sure you tire tread is good, and wear your seat belt,” she said, adding that higher elevations, overpasses and roads shaded by trees could be slickest. State law requires drivers to clear their vehicle of snow and ice, both on windshields and on top, Schreffler adds.
Conditions on major roads can be checked at www.PA511.com or by calling 511; or on www.pennlive.com.
AAA Central Penn Auto Club’s winter car care checklist includes: make sure your battery is fully charged; keep your gas tank at least half full; carry an ice scraper with brush; fill the windshield washer reservoir with a winter solution that has antifreeze components; check wiper blades, coolant and antifreeze levels; and check lights.
In addition to inspecting tire tread or adding snow tires, check pressure. As temperature drops, so will tire pressure — typically by 1 PSI for every 10 degrees.
Carry an emergency kit equipped for winter weather that includes a bag of abrasive material or traction mats, snow shovel, flashlight and extra batteries, jumper cables, blankets, drinking water, cloth or paper towels, flares or reflective device, first aid kit, basic tool kit, mobile phone and car charger, non-perishable snacks, extra warm clothing. Winter is also a good time to check other car parts, like hoses, belts, air filter and transmission, brake and power steering fluids. And never warm up your vehicle in an enclosed space.
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