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Safe Driving in Bad Weather Ithaca NY

Winter is upon us, which means bad weather and dangerous driving conditions are common. It is more important than ever to practice safe driving techniques in typical winter weather conditions such as rain, wind, snow, ice, sleet and fog.

Coachs Driving School
(607) 272-4473
635 Sheffield Road
Ithaca, NY
 
Learn-Well School of Driving
(607) 546-2192
6075 County Road 4
Burdett, NY
 
Hennesseys Auto Driving School Inc
(845) 463-2815
3 Neptune Road
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Autoline Driving School Inc
(718) 479-3000
18712 Hillside Avenue
Jamaica, NY
 
Golden Gate Driving School
(212) 941-7711
244 Grand Street
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Red Bell Driving School
(607) 273-5880
101 North Cayuga Street
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Romero Driving School
(718) 292-5020
234 Willis Avenue
Bronx, NY
 
Alfa Auto Driving School Inc
(718) 325-1500
4305 White Plains Road
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American Driving School
(315) 733-3551
474 Euclid Road
Utica, NY
 
Timney Auto Driving School Inc
(914) 948-4660
25 North Healy Avenue
Hartsdale, NY
 

Safe Driving in Bad Weather

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Winter is upon us, which means bad weather and dangerous driving conditions are common. It is more important than ever to practice safe driving techniques in typical winter weather conditions such as rain, wind, snow, ice, sleet and fog. It is even more important to practice safety in extreme weather conditions such as hurricanes, tornados, torrential rain/snow and electrical storms. If possible, it is best to postpone a trip and stay home rather than drive if there is an extreme weather system moving through your area.

Here are some tips for driving in bad weather:

  • Plan ahead. Driving in bad weather usually takes longer and is more stressful. If you did not leave more time to reach your destination and are consequently running late, this will only increase your stress level and could adversely affect your driving. Also, check the weather before you leave. If you can take an alternate route to avoid the brunt of a weather system, do so. You may also want to consider postponing your trip until the weather has improved. If you decide not to postpone, carry a map with you to prevent getting lost when visibility is low, and to show you alternate routes if necessary.
  • Drive Slowly. This accompanies the above item; you should drive more slowly than usual in bad weather. This decreases the chance of skids and accidents.
  • Leave Room In Front. Many experts recommend doubling the "cushion" between you and the car in front of you when you are driving in rain, snow, sleet, etc. Brake time is slower in these conditions, and you must allow yourself more room.
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