Here at Jerome and Summey Insurance Agency, we want you to get the most enjoyment out of the winter season. If you have travel planned over the next few months, we want you to make it to your destination without harm. Here are some winter road safety tips from your local provider of auto insurance.

Take safety precautions

First and foremost, always buckle up when you enter the vehicle. Make sure the other passengers in your car do the same. A seat belt can save lives. If you have a child that needs to sit in a car seat, make sure it’s buckled correctly and that it’s age-appropriate. Put all distractions away, like your cell phone. Follow speed limits. They’re set based on the safety conditions of the road you’re driving on. Ice and snow can make roads very hazardous and slick, so drive cautiously if you have to be out in bad weather. There’s a higher chance for accidents, especially for people who don’t follow the rules of the road.

Advice for new drivers

Is this the first time you’ll be driving in winter weather? Review good driving practices before hitting the road. Remember to drive slowly and to increase your following distances. If you have to venture out in icy and snowy weather, know what to do if you start to lose traction.

Other safety measures

Don’t get behind the wheel if you’re drowsy or have been drinking alcohol. Study up on state driving laws before you start your travels. Check the weather reports so you’ll know what to expect and pack an emergency car kit before heading out on the road, especially if you’ll be driving through rural areas.

Sometimes accidents are unavoidable. Make sure your auto insurance policy is up-to-date. To learn about coverage options, call Jerome and Summey Insurance Agency today.