Winter is the most fascinating and wonderful time of the year. Winter holidays bring with them numerous opportunities to create a whole new set of pleasant memories. As the first sign of winter approaches, people began preparing for the various holidays and fun activities offered by this season. In this festive season, we may find ourselves more on the road carrying out our plans for skiing, ice skating, snowboarding or eagerly attending all the Christmas and New year parties, or visiting malls and marts for shopping purposes. Driving in winter can be full of perils may it be night or day. One might face unpleasant situations or some unavoidable circumstances due to heavy snow or slippery roads.
So we have listed down some holiday driving safety tips for you that will help you stay away from any sort of mishaps or road crashes.
Remove the snow on your car
If you have piles of snow sitting on your car then you must clean it before heading to your destination. You must rub off all the snow and ice from the windshields, wipers, headlights, rearview mirror and even the backlights. The roof and trunk must also be wiped off all the snow particles. Cleaning the car off all the snow will not only give you a clear vision of the road ahead but will also ensure the safety of other vehicles on the road.
Plan your route ahead
Planning your route can be quite helpful during the winter holidays. As everybody is out enjoying and savoring the snowy season, visiting friends and family, going shopping you may find yourself stuck in a heavy traffic jam. You can avoid that by simply planning your route beforehand. Take routes having minimum traffic and try to avoid the rush hours by using maps and navigation tools in your phones.
Mind the speed and weather
Speeding is strictly off-limits in snowy weather conditions. Keeping in mind the heavy snow and slippery roads take the smart choice of driving slowly. Be patient, reduce your driving speed and maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you. This will give you an ample amount of time to react in case of possible danger.
Don't forgot prepare a roadside kit
Before stepping out on the road with your car make sure that your car has a full gas tank and to tackle any sort of emergency situation you must have an emergency kit in the back trunk of your car. The kit must contain the following items:
- Blankets, gloves, and boots.
- Ice scraper and snow brush.
- Jumper cables.
- Flashlights and extra batteries.
- First -aid kit.
- Bottled water
- Windshield cleaner.
- Road flares.
- Tire chains and tow strap.
- A bag of sand to avoid friction on the road.
- Folding shovels.
- Salt for de-icing the driveway and roads.
Pack these essential things with you as well:
- A fire extinguisher.
- Tire gauge and a spare tire.
- Jack in case you need to change a tire.
- Non-perishable food supplies.
Set up driver assistant systems in the car
As winter holidays are on your doorsteps you may make plans for long road trips or stay out late-night partying with your friends and family. Since winters have long, dark nights you may come across the need for setting up a driver assistant system in your car. One of the perfect, easy to install and cost-friendly such systems is Lanmodo Vast Pro car night vision system.
Lanmodo Vast Pro can be quite valuable while driving in the gloomy and dark nights. It can enhance a driver's sense of recognition beyond the limits of the headlights. It has a 1080p high-resolution camera that gives you a full-color image on an 8"HD screen that can assist you in taking quick actions in times of trouble. The camera offers a 45-degree viewing angle which makes it possible for you to detect road situations from a distance of 300m. In addition to this device is compatible with almost 99% of ordinary automobiles. All these features will help you avoid any unpleasant situations that may occur due to heavy rain and snow.
As someone has rightly said, "winter is the time for celebrations." So you must enjoy each and every moment of your holidays but do make sure to follow all the driving safety rules along with mounting Lanmodo Vast Pro in your cars as it will be a great way of ensuring a safe and secure road trip.