Traveling for the Holidays

As we all know, the Windy City can be very unpredictable during the winter season, making holiday travel difficult. We have complied a list of safety tips if you cannot avoid driving in bad conditions.

1. Be sure to decrease your speed and leave plenty of space between yourself and other cars on the road.

2. Break gently to avoid skidding on icy roads.

3. Never use cruise control in icy conditions.

4. Do not pass snows and sanding trucks (and remember, they have limited visibility).

5. If you get stuck, do not spin your wheels. This will only dig you deeper into the snow.

In the winter be sure to keep a few essential items in your car:

1. Gloves, hat, and blanket

2. Windshield scraper, mini shovel, small bag of sand, gravel or salt (in case you are stuck in snow)

3. Flashlight and first aid kit

For more tips on traveling in the winter, click here. Drive Safe!

Photo Credit: Paul Heaberlin