Comments on: Tips for Safe Winter Driving http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/tips-for-safe-winter-driving/ Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:28:28 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 By: evenspor http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/tips-for-safe-winter-driving/#comment-94364 Wed, 24 Dec 2008 14:20:38 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/tips-for-safe-winter-driving/#comment-94364 Great tips. We were out the other day in limited visibility weather, and I couldn’t believe the number of cars who didn’t have their headlights on.

Another tip I learned recently that I think most people do not know is don’t drive on icy or wet roads with your cruise control on. If you start to slip/hydroplane the cruise control will read it as slowling down, and it will make the wheels spin faster, making the situation even more dangerous.

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By: Euphrasie http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/tips-for-safe-winter-driving/#comment-94363 Sat, 13 Dec 2008 23:24:30 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/tips-for-safe-winter-driving/#comment-94363 Great advice. I need all the help I can get. I live in Southern Arizona, but often drive to Utah around the holidays. Ha ha…throw the driver who freaks when it RAINS in cold weather right into the snowy driving conditions.

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By: Sterling http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/tips-for-safe-winter-driving/#comment-94362 Fri, 12 Dec 2008 17:15:37 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/tips-for-safe-winter-driving/#comment-94362 Nice common sense, all the way around. Now could you make sure that guy who was going eighty in the far right lane of the highway yesterday gets a copy?

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By: Tami http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/tips-for-safe-winter-driving/#comment-94361 Thu, 11 Dec 2008 00:02:35 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/tips-for-safe-winter-driving/#comment-94361 As I drove home today and it started snowing, I thought of this list. 🙂 Esp since it NEVER snows here. Which is actually scary because it means no one has a clue what to do. That and they are pulling over and taking pics of the snow (yes, I am comnpletely serious on that)

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By: Tracy http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/tips-for-safe-winter-driving/#comment-94360 Tue, 09 Dec 2008 18:56:14 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/tips-for-safe-winter-driving/#comment-94360 One “do unto others” type of tip which might apply to some here — if you drive a high profile vehicle (pickup, large SUV, etc.) please make sure you have sufficient mud flaps before the slushy winter driving season. Otherwise your higher vehicle will spray road slush onto others’ windshields, decreasing their visibility and making the road less safe for everyone. Many car makers have quit making flaps as standard equipment, probably to save costs.

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By: Amber C http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/tips-for-safe-winter-driving/#comment-94359 Tue, 09 Dec 2008 03:53:46 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/tips-for-safe-winter-driving/#comment-94359 Some very excellent tips! I don’t live in a snowy location but many would apply to our rainy seasons. It never fails – every rainy season someone tries to cross a wash when the water is running and they get swept downstream or stuck. Sometimes the rain is so bad you can’t get out of certain neighborhoods. A little preparation before any type of severe weather is wise! Thanks for the reminders.

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By: JennyCup http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/tips-for-safe-winter-driving/#comment-94358 Mon, 08 Dec 2008 17:36:00 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/tips-for-safe-winter-driving/#comment-94358 Great advice! Having lived in the desert majority of my life I can say that tips like these really help me out when going places that have snow, something I am unfamiliar with. I am a prepared person in my opinion and I believe having a well thought out emergency kit in your vehicle is essential. If I am traveling (out of the city to another destination) with more than 4 people or for more than 5 hours, I toss an extra gallon of water in there, some extra food, and an extra blanket. I also try to tailor my emergency kit to my travel itinerary. So If I am going to or driving trough someplace cold I will pack extra jackets, extra blankets, etc.

My bare bones emergency kit consists of:
a blanket, glow stick, candle, matches, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, puzzle book with pen, freeze dried food, a gallon of water, a sewing kit, a drinking cup, a pair of socks, a pair of shoes, one husbands shirt, small toys for kids, an old cell phone and a charger, a fully stocked bag of overnight toiletries, a jacket, a tool kit, some plastic bags, a towel, twenty dollars, an extra pair of glasses, a pocket knife, and baby wipes.

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By: GoodyScrivener http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/tips-for-safe-winter-driving/#comment-94357 Mon, 08 Dec 2008 16:31:27 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/tips-for-safe-winter-driving/#comment-94357 One addition to the safety kit – a portable charger/jump starter. I personally keep one because my car doesn’t have an audible alert that my headlights are still on. I couldn’t begin to guess how many times I’ve drained the car battery as a result. If you’re sitting with a disabled vehicle trying to keep warm, that portable charger could be a godsend once the battery drains. I purchased one that had an additional lighter-jack style power port so I could use it as additional power inside the passenger compartment if needed.

A very well organized and thorough listing. Thank you!

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By: morriswm http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/tips-for-safe-winter-driving/#comment-94356 Mon, 08 Dec 2008 16:24:32 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/tips-for-safe-winter-driving/#comment-94356 I was out driving in the snow yesterday and was amazed by a) the number of people driving without their lights on and b) the speeds at which people wanted to drive even though we were passing cars that had spun out on the side of the freeway.

In addition to “don’t make extra trips” — which is good advice — plan your trips so that they’ll be more efficient (e.g. hit up all the stores that are in the same general area at one time) and consider (if you have space and funds) stocking up on more items than you normally would so that you don’t have to take all this little trips to the store to get one or two things you’re suddenly out of.

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By: angelique http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/tips-for-safe-winter-driving/#comment-94355 Mon, 08 Dec 2008 15:35:09 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/05/tips-for-safe-winter-driving/#comment-94355 Thanks for the tips!

i just recently got rid of an AWD SUV and replaced it with a 2 door kinda sporty front wheel drive car and wow, is there a difference.

Your reminders are spot on.

Thanks again.

lique

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