Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips

Whether you’re a new driver or veteran driver, it’s always important to review how to drive in winter weather. Road conditions can change suddenly, and it’s easy to lose focus, especially if the road seems clear. Take these winter driving tips from us here at Sunny King Honda. You’ll be glad you did!

  1. Slow Down! It takes longer to stop in winter, especially if the roads are covered with ice or snow. Keep a safe distance (seven to 10 car lengths, if possible) and stay aware of your surroundings. You never know when the person in front of you will hit the brakes.
  2. Follow Plows. While you may not want to get smacked with snow, it’s important not to pass snow plows. Considering the plow itself extends about 10 feet on either side of the truck, odds are you may not be able to pass anyway. The road behind the plow is always better than the road in front. Take your time and let the plow take care of business.
  3. Watch the Weather. Knowledge is power so knowing what to expect when you walk out the door every morning is the best weapon you have. Winter weather can change suddenly so keeping up to date will keep you on the road (or off of it) and safe!

Child Safety Driving Tips to Keep in Mind this Child Safety and Protection Month

Child Safety Driving Tips
No seat belts? That’s a big no-no!

November is Child Safety and Protection Month, a special time of the year dedicated to reminding parents and all adults of basic care that can help to keep children safe and possibly save lives.

The risk to children is rarely greater than when unprotected in a vehicle, so please remember these child safety driving tips:

  • Be sure to utilize modern, tested, and well-reviewed child safety seats and safety belts that are designed for the specific child’s age and size.
  • Never leave your keys vulnerable to a child, allowing them to potentially turn on and operate your vehicle.
  • Keep a basic first aid kit in the back of your vehicle, so that you may be able to help a child in the event of an accident.
  • Familiarize yourself with the allergies and any medical conditions of any child passengers you may host, and act accordingly.
  • Never, ever leave a child locked in a car on a warm day, as the interior temperatures can become deadly in minutes.

Do you have any other ideas? Let us know how you keep young passengers safe in the comments below.