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PREPARE for the trip;PROTECT yourself; andPREVENT crashes on the road. PREPAREMaintain Your Car: Check battery and tire tread, keep your windows clear, put no- freeze fluid in the washer reservoir, check your antifreeze.Have On Hand: flashlight, jumper cables, abrasive material (sand, kitty litter, even floor mats), shovel, snow brush and ice scraper, warning devices (like flares) and blankets. Forlong trips, add food and water, medication and cell phone.Stopped or Stalled? Stay with your car, don’t over exert, put bright markers on antenna or windows and shine dome light, and, if you run your car, clear exhaust pipe and run it just enough to stay warm.Plan Your Route: Allow plenty of time (check the weather and leave early if necessary), be familiar with the maps/directions, and let others know your route and arrival time.Practice Cold Weather Driving:
- During daylight, rehearse maneuvers slowly on the ice or snow in an empty lot
- Steer into a skid
- Know what your brakes will do, stomp on anti-lock brakes.
- Stopping distances are longer on water-covered and normal ice.
- Don’t idle for a long time with the windows up or in an enclosed space.