AAA Reminds Motorists to Change Driving Behavior with Change in Weather
With the first winter storm expected to coat roads across the state in coincidence with the evening rush hour, AAA is reminding motorists that the change in the weather means changing your drive behavior as well.
“Here in Connecticut we have seen time and again that even a little snow can cause major headaches on our roadways when motorists don’t adjust their driving behaviors for conditions”, says Amy Parmenter, spokesperson for AAA in Greater Hartford. “It is critical that not only are vehicles winter ready – but that drivers are ready as well”.
Hazardous storms and inclement weather are a factor in more than half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
AAA is encouraging drivers to be prepared and patient. White knuckle driving on slick roads often intensifies when roadways have increased traffic, especially during rush hour.
AAA safe driving tips for slick or icy roadways:
Get the Car Winter Ready
Harsh winter conditions make your vehicle work harder, particularly the charging and starting system, headlights, tires and windshield wipers. AAA recommends that motorists check the following vehicle systems:
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