With predictions of winter weather for all of northern Alabama on Sunday, drivers might find navigating area roadways a little bit more challenging.
The Allstate Insurance Company is offering drivers the following safety tips for driving in extreme winter weather conditions:
1. Reduce your speed
Snow and ice greatly increase the stopping distance for all vehicles. Even four-wheel drive vehicles need to adjust to hazardous road conditions. Not knowing when you are about to encounter black ice, the best driving advice to those that must be on the road is, slow down.
2. Maintain your car and check that the:
q Tires don’t show excessive signs of wear
q Battery is fully charged
q Wipers are working and windshield fluid is full
q Cooling system is in good working condition