Check the Forecast Before Driving in Winter

The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates nearly one in four weather-related vehicle crashes involve winter weather conditions. Checking the weather forecast before heading out on wintry roads is an important way to reduce risk. Here are some tips:

· If the forecast calls for nasty winter weather, staying put may be the safest decision.

· If you must travel during inclement weather, closely monitor road and weather conditions. Real-time information is available from local news stations and on the internet.

· Sign up for weather alerts via text message.

· Don’t check your phone or text while driving and avoid all unnecessary distractions while you’re behind the wheel.

Next week, we’ll discuss ways to drive for winter weather road conditions.Check out the e-Risk Management newsletter archive for more tips.

Make it a safe day!

Mike Schofield
President & CEO