Winter brings plenty of cold weather and ice to Ada, OK. Unfortunately, ice on the road can make it difficult and dangerous to drive. Depending on how bad the weather is and where you must go, sometimes it is just best to stay home if possible. However, there are times when we may find ourselves on the road during icy conditions. At Moon – Baker Insurance Agency Inc. we feel it is best to avoid these situations. If you can’t, use these tips to stay safe during icy road conditions.
Take it Slow
Pay close attention to the weather conditions by keeping your radio tuned into the weather around you. Also, take your time driving to your destination. Going high speeds when the road is icy is extremely dangerous and can even cause an accident. If the road you are on has accumulated ice, do not drive any faster than 45 miles per hour. This includes highway driving. Remember to put the safety of you and your passengers over arriving at your destination on time.
Take Safety Precautions When Encountering Ice
If you find your vehicle is driving on ice, do not press down hard on your breaks. Anti-lock brakes do not always do well with snow and ice so take it easy to prevent slides. And if you do begin to slide, try turning your wheels in the direction that the rear is sliding. If you have an accident, avoid getting out of your vehicle. Other drivers may also lose control and end up hitting you. At Moon – Baker Insurance Agency Inc. of Ada, OK, we hope you stay safe while driving. In the event of an accident, give us a call as soon as you can. We are here to help.