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Top 3 Defensive Driving Tips to Get You Through the Winter November 8, 2017

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Top 3 Defensive Driving Tips to Get You Through the Winter, Rochester, New York

Fall and winter introduce challenging driving conditions as the roads can be slick with frost or snow and visibility may be poor. Practicing defensive driving helps you to stay safe, no matter what the weather brings. These habits are easy to learn and can make all the difference in your safety on the road. 

Below are three defensive driving tips motorists of all ages should follow this winter:

  • Eliminate Distractions: No driver can control what happens on the road, but they are in charge of what happens in their own vehicle. Changing the radio station, checking your phone, and eating can take your focus off driving. As soon as you get in the car, set the radio station, put the phone on silent mode, and get ready to pay attention to what is happening around you.
  • defensive driving Fairport NYLook at the Big Picture: 
  • When driving through rain or snow, it is important to pay careful attention to control of your vehicle. However, being aware of other drivers and changing road conditions is an essential defensive driving skill. Scan your surroundings slowly and consistently to check for cars making sudden stops, oncoming traffic, or accidents that you will need to maneuver around. 
  • Keep a Safe Distance: Driving in rain and snow is tricky, and wet roads can make it difficult to stop safely. Give yourself extra space between your vehicles. On dry pavement, 3 seconds between cars is good. When it is slippery, add more time (space) to account for the lack of traction. As Morgan’s Instructors say, (grammatical error for emphasis) you can’t hit another vehicle if there ain’t one near you.

If you need to practice your defensive driving skills before winter weather arrives, count on Morgan School of Driving in Fairport, NY, to provide high-quality instruction. This team of driving safety experts has been teaching students to navigate the roads since 1943. Their top-rated lessons and driving programs will make you feel confident in your ability to be a safe driver. For more information, visit the driving school online or call (585) 425-2410.

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