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    Winter Driving Safety

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    Winter Driving

    The leading cause of death during winter storms is transportation accidents

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    Winter Driving Hazards Driving in the winter introduces hazards such as Snow Sleet Ice Slowed traffic Slippery roadways Frozen bridges Fallen branches and powerlines Other unforeseen dangers

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    Winter Driving Hazards Pay attention to weather conditions Listen to radio forecasts Watch the weather channel Check the daily newspaper

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    Winter Driving Safety Stay off of the road if possible If this is not possible

    Accelerate slowly Increase your following distance Brake early Approach bridges, shaded spots and turns slowly Never use cruise control Use snow tires or chains

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    Three Ps of Winter Driving 1. Prepare 2. Protect 3. Prevent

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    Prepare Prepare for the trip Maintain your car Plan your route Practice cold weather driving

    Practice during the daylight Steer into a skid Know what your brakes will do Know how stopping distances vary

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    Protect Protect yourself Buckle up and use child safety seats properly Never place a rear-facing infant seat in front of an air

    bag Children 12 and under are safe in the back seat

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    Prevent Prevent crashes Do not mix drugs and alcohol

    with driving Slow down Increase distances between cars Avoid fatigue Watch out for pedestrians

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    Safety Precautions Inspect the vehicle to ensure the following systems are operating properly Brakes

    Should provide even and balanced braking Check that brake fluid is at the proper level

    Cooling system Ensure a proper mixture of 50/50 antifreeze and water

    Electrical system Check that battery is fully charged and that connections are clean Check that the alternator belt is in good condition with proper tension

    Engine Inspect all engine systems

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    Safety Precautions Inspect the vehicle to ensure the following systems are operating properly Exhaust system

    Check exhaust for leaks and that all clamps and hangers are snug Tires

    Check for proper tread depth and no signs of damage or uneven wear Check for proper tire inflation

    Oil Check that oil is at the proper level

    Visibility systems Inspect all exterior lights, defrosters (and wipers Install winter windshield wipers

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    Safety Precautions Carry an emergency kit in the vehicle with the following items Blankets/sleeping bags Cellular telephone or two-way radio Windshield scraper Snow brush Flashlight with fresh/extra batteries Extra winter clothes Shovel

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    Safety Precautions Carry an emergency kit in the vehicle with the following items Tow chain Matches Traction aids (bag of sand or cat litter) Emergency flares Jumper cables Snacks Water Road maps

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    Winterizing Your Vehicle Check or have a mechanic check the following items Antifreeze levels Battery and ignition system Brakes Exhaust Fuel and air filters

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    Winterizing Your Vehicle Check or have a mechanic check the following items Heater and defroster Lights and flashing hazard lights Oil Thermostat Windshield wiper equipment Install winter tires

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    If Stranded If a winter storm strands you in your vehicle Stay in the vehicle Do not leave the vehicle to search for assistance unless help is

    visible within 100 yards Display a trouble sign by hanging a brightly colored cloth on the

    radio antenna and raising the hood Turn on the vehicle's engine for about 10 minutes each hour and run

    the heat to keep warm Turn on the vehicle's dome light when the vehicle is running as an

    additional signal

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    If Stranded If a winter storm strands you in your vehicle Beware of carbon monoxide poisoning Keep the exhaust pipe clear of snow and open a downwind

    window slightly for ventilation Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia Do minor exercises to keep up circulation Clap hands and move arms and legs occasionally

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    If Stranded If a winter storm strands you in your vehicle If more than one person is in the vehicle, take turns sleeping Huddle together Use newspapers, maps and even the removable car mats for

    added insulation Avoid overexertion since cold weather puts an added strain on the

    heart Be aware of symptoms of dehydration

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  • Winter Driving Safety Quiz

    December 2013 Safety Meeting

    Name: Date:

    INSTRUCTIONS: Sign and date this quiz sheet. Circle the letter representing the correct answer to each quiz question below.

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    1. The leading cause of death during winter storms is transportation accidents.

    A. True B. False

    2. Driving in the winter introduces hazards such as ____________. A. Sleet B. Slowed traffic C. Slipper roadways D. All of the above

    3. If it is not possible to stay off the road during winter weather, which of the following should be done? A. Accelerate as fast as possible B. Ride closer to cars in front of you so they help guide you down the road C. Use snow tires or chains D. Use your cruise control to help keep you from speeding or going faster than you should

    4. The three Ps of winter driving are prepare, _________ and prevent. A. Panic B. Pray C. Practice D. Protect

    5. You should practice winter weather driving at night so that it is more realistic. A. True B. False

    6. Inspect the following vehicle systems and ensure they are operating properly: A. Brakes B. Cooling system C. Engine D. All of the above

    7. Items that you should carry in your emergency kit include ______________. A. Blankets B. A windshield scraper C. Extra winter clothes D. All of the above

    8. It is not important to check your vehicle before driving in winter weather. A. True B. False

    9. If a winter storm strands you in your vehicle, immediately get out and start looking for help. A. True B. False

    10. Dehydration is an important symptom to look out for if you are stranded in your vehicle. A. True B. False

  • Winter Driving Safety Answer Key

    Below is the answer key for the quiz.

    December 2013 Safety Meeting

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    1. A

    2. D

    3. C

    4. D

    5. B

    6. D

    7. D

    8. B

    9. B

    10. A

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    Date AwardedInstructor

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