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Brooklyn Winter Driving: Safety Tips

Winter has definitely arrived in Brooklyn! Along with winter, comes icy roads and dangerous conditions. When driving on winter roads in Brooklyn, it is very important to be aware of proper driving procedure. This will not only help keep you safe, but also others around you. By following these winter driving safety tips, you can avoid a dangerous accident.

Do Proper Maintenance

Making sure your vehicle is properly maintained is one of the most important ways to keep yourself safe during the winter months in Brooklyn. It is very important to make sure that your brakes, tires, and windshield wiper are working properly.  By keeping your vehicle properly maintained, you are taking an big step in safe winter driving.

Slow It Down

When driving on snow and ice, remember to slow down. Once the snow begins to fall or the water begins to freeze, you will be shocked at how many more collisions occur. This is mainly because drivers do not slow down. By slowing down your vehicle, you help maintain control in wet or slippery conditions. In order to have the best control of your car in the winter, you should always drive as slowly and steadily as possible. A slower speed of travel will also provide you with a better ability to stop. Do not be embarrassed to slow down! Also, do not rush to get somewhere- your safety is more important. Plus, if you get into an accident, you will lose much more time!

Don’t Cruise

It is best to avoid using cruise control in the winter months. When you use cruise control, your engine maintains a constant speed. However, if you hit a slippery or icy patch on the road, cruise control can cause your car to skid out of control. This is why is it recommended to avoid cruise control in the winter and to control the speed yourself.

At Drive Rite Academy, our highly knowledgeable instructors will provide you or your teen with the knowledge and skills needed to drive under any road conditions. For more information about the class schedule at our highly rated driving school, call us at (718)928-7048.

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