Winter has arrived and we have prepared ourselves for enjoying the fog and snowy season. Today we will discuss about safe driving in the winter season because driving in the winter can be scary and dangerous. While driving in the winter time, fog and snowfall troubles us the most, following are some useful tips for dealing with such conditions and enjoying driving in winter season.
Prepare your Vehicle: Additional preparation is essential in the winter season for safe journey. The Vehicle should be in good operating conditions and for this it is important to check out the auto parts in advance. Before going out just take a look on these –
- Fuel System
- Tire tread
- Ignition System
- Snow Tires
- Cooling System
- Headlights and Backlights
- Exhaust System
- Torch and spare Batteries
- First aid Kit
- Road Flares
- Jumper Cables
- Snow socks
It is also important to carry some car supplies and other equipment to deal with any unwanted situation. Keep these items in your emergency kit-
Driving in the Fog: Driving in the fog can be very difficult because of low visibility. Accident risks are very high in fog so it is very important to take precautions.
According to the traffic code of various countries, it is very important to use headlights in the low visibility areas. In the winter season ensure that all the headlights are working properly and carry a fully charged car battery and adapter. Ensure that vehicle tank is full because more fuel is consumed in the winter season.
While driving in fog, a driver should reduce the vehicle speed and the headlights should be dipped at all times. For safe driving in fog, it is also important to maintain some space from the car at your front.
Driving in Snowfall: Snowfall is common in most of the places in the winter, but it creates worse conditions for driving. The first and the most important thing is to drive with quality tires. Poor tires can slip on snow covered roads. You can replace the tires of your vehicle with deeper tread in the winters.
A good quality screen wash can prevent dew from freezing during extreme conditions and the wipers can work properly. In snowfalls, carry equipment like de-icer, shovel and RAC recovery track which will be very helpful in extreme conditions. Clear snow and ice from all the windows and lights time to time.
Assistance from GPS Device: Winter driving is tough and transport companies have to focus on many points to deliver the complete customer satisfaction in the winters. The GPS tracking device is also helpful in achieving the targets in the winter and provide assistance to the vehicle companies.
The drivers can easily track the path and locations by using the GPS devices and the fleet managers can keep a close eye on each and every vehicle. If any vehicle stuck on the road due to fog or snowfall, the fleet manager can easily get to know and then he can send the required assistance to the exact location. A GPS tracking device delivers an alert to the fleet admin in the case of emergency and fuel level can be monitored at any time via GPS software. So GPS can help in winters with running all the vehicles properly.
Follow these tips, keep your vehicles safe and enjoy this winter season.