Tips to drive safely during winter conditions

NOW: Tips to drive safely during winter conditions


ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – With the winter weather making its way, officials with the Indiana State Police want to make sure you’re driving safely in these winter weather conditions. 

 “Mother nature kind of gave us a scrimmage to get ready for the true winter weather,” Indiana State Police Sgt. Ted Bohner said.  

As the weather gets colder and the snow starts to fall it can make driving a bit hazardous. That’s why Indiana State Police Sgt. Ted Bohner said it’s that time again to get used to driving in these winter conditions. You need to be vigilant when you head out the door and make sure you’re giving yourself enough time to get to where you need to be. 

It's important to remember to drive slow when there is snow and ice on the ground, and not to follow too closely to the car in front of you. 

Sgt. Bohner said you’re going to want to stay several car lengths behind, making sure there’s space between you and the car in front of you. And if you haven’t done so already—now may be a good time to get new tires.

"Typically, when we have slide-offs and crashes when the weather gets really bad, you know the factors are going to be not being prepared by having decent tires on your car that have good tread," Sgt. Bohner said. "And the biggest thing and people may not want to hear this, is driving to fast for the road conditions."

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