Extreme Winter Weather Calls For Driver Preparation, Says AAA

Snow, extreme cold and blizzard-like weather expected throughout this week will create extremely dangerous driving conditions for motorists on most highways statewide. AAA Michigan advises motorists to prepare themselves and their car.

Motorists are advised to monitor weather conditions and follow advice from authorities. If it is not safe to travel and you don’t have to travel, don’t drive.

During this severe winter weather AAA expects a the high number of emergency road service calls throughout the week. AAA Michigan also advises motorists that priority service will be given to members who are stranded or in a dangerous situation.

AAA recommends if motorists become stranded, it is best to stay with the vehicle. If you can start your engine, run it only long enough to keep warm. Make sure the exhaust pipe is snow-free. Keep emergency supplies in the car, such as a cell phone, boots, gloves, blanket, a “coffee can heater,” flashlight and reflective triangle.

Defensive Driving

When taking to the road during winter weather, remember to drive with caution to help maintain your safety as well as that of passengers, fellow motorists and roadside workers. AAA recommends the following tips for winter driving:

Proper Preparation

 

Preparing now for frigid weather conditions will help keep your vehicle on the road, advises AAA Michigan. Motorists can help keep their vehicles on the road by doing the following: