Winter Driving Safety Tips
Winter driving can be hazardous if you're not careful. While here in The Maritimes, many of us feel like winter driving experts, it's always good to remind yourself of the steps to take to be safe on the road, especially when you're a professional driver. As a trucker, you are responsible for ensuring that your load gets to where it needs to be as safe as possible. Here are our top safety tips to keep you safe on the road this winter.
Your vehicle is equipped with safety devices that help both you and other drivers. Windshield wipers, headlights, taillights, and signal lights are all important pieces of keeping your vehicle safe. While things like traction control, airbags, and other safety features are fantastic, it's good to ensure that the basics are still working properly.
Your tires are quite literally the only part of your vehicle that touches the road. Before each trip, and every time you get back on the road, check the pressure of your tires. When it comes to driving on wet, snowy, and icy roads, the more of your tire that touches, the better, and without the proper amount of air in a tire, your tires aren't performing at their best.
Practicing safe driving habits is another great way to maintain traction and keep yourself safe on the highway. By following posted speed limits, and keeping a proper distance between yourself and other drivers, you give yourself and those around you enough time to react in case something goes wrong.
Winter driving is not easy, but with the right habits, and some careful decision making you can get from Point A to Point B safely. Do you have questions about professional driving? Reach out! We'd love to talk!