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Safe Driving in Bad Weather Utica 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.

A.A. Classes
(315) 723-6464
339 Genesee St.
Utica, NY
 
Robertellis ABC Driving School
(315) 732-7125
9874 Sessions Road
New, NY
 
Gigliottis Utica Driving School Incorporated
(315) 732-5049
339 Genesee St
Utica, NY
 
Ballys Auto Driving School
(516) 538-2555
337 Hempstead Turnpike
West, NY
 
Oneida Driving School
(315) 363-8733
310 Leonard Street
Oneida, NY
 
American Driving School
(315) 733-3551
474 Euclid Road
Utica, NY
 
Gigliottis Driving School Inc
(315) 732-5049
9396 Roberts Road
Sauquoit, NY
 
All County Drivers Training Center, Inc.
(845) 638-3209
39 South Main Street
Monroe, NY
 
Universal Driving School
(718) 604-0945
357 Utica Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 
Perlas Auto Driving School Inc.
(914) 965-0700
37 Park Hill Avenue
Yonkers, 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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