One of the most common causes of accidents in the winter is driving too fast for conditions. Just because the speed limit sign says 65 does not mean it’s always appropriate to drive at that speed, says State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129).
Cox says PennDOT as recommendations for winter travel. They include:
- Checking all fluid levels and installing winter wiper blades.
- Checking the heating system, lights and tires.
- Have a winter emergency kit in the vehicle in case of an accident or being stranded during a winter storm. The kit should include, among other items, extra warm clothing and gloves, a flashlight and batteries, jumper cables, cell phone and charger, ice scraper and bottled water.
More information is available on the PennDOT Just Drive PA website.