Driving tips to keep you safe on the roads

Posted at 11:35 AM, Feb 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-13 11:35:24-05

(WTVR) – AAA released several tips if you need to hit the road today, but they still advise you from driving at this time.

Driving tips:

  • Do not use cruise control when driving in snow, ice etc.  Remain in control of your car at all times.
  • Do not attempt to drive if you don’t have all weather or winter weather tires.
  • Do not warm up your car in the garage.  If you warm up outside, AAA said to make sure the tailpipe is free from ice and snow before starting your car to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Keep applying pressure with your foot on the brake, rather than pumping anti-lock brakes.  You might feel the wheels lock momentarily, which may cause the brake pedal vibrate slightly.
  • Steer in the direction you want your car to go if you start to skid.
  • If you’re stuck, remember that traction is greatest before your wheels begin to spin.

As of 11 a.m., AAA has resumed their towing services, but keep in mind that the roads must be clear and passable for them to get to you.