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Winter Driving Tips – Plymouth Rock Assurance

Winter driving in the Northeast can be tricky. We see many accidents during winter. Please take a moment to review these winter driving tips to keep you safe:

  • Clear snow and ice from all windows and lights
  • Know the current road conditions - tune-in to current local traffic reports before leaving home
  • Pay attention - remember that the posted speed limits are for dry pavement
  • Leave plenty of room for stopping
  • Use brakes carefully - break early, brake correctly. It takes more time and distance to stop in adverse conditions.
  • Watch for slippery bridge decks - even when the rest of the pavement is in good condition. Bridge decks will ice up sooner
  • Don't use your cruise control in wintry conditions
  • Don't get overconfident in your 4x4 vehicle - remember that your four-wheel drive vehicle may help you get going quicker than other vehicles but it won't help you stop any faster!
  • Do not pump anti-lock brakes - if your car is equipped with anti-lock brakes, do not pump brakes in attempting to stop. The right way is to "stomp and steer!"
  • Remember that trucks are heavier than cars - trucks take longer to safely respond and come to a complete stop, so avoid cutting quickly in front of them
  • Go slow!

Call 855-993-4470, get your free quote online, or find a local agent. If you need additional information about winter driving safety, you can visit our Contact Us page.