Winter Safety Tips for Workers and Drivers

For several employees, driving to and for work is the most dangerous part of the day, especially during the winter months. When the cold sets in, anything from black ice to high winds and other inclement weather can make a vehicle skid out of control on the road. An accident during this time can prove fatal.

Here are some winter safe driving tips that can ensure your employees can reach their destination without incident:

Prepare Your Car for Winter Beforehand

Besides yearly maintenance, you should prepare your vehicles by following these tips:

  • Make sure the heating and cooling system is in working order.
  • Test the battery to ensure it is charged before heading out.
  • Check the wiper blades and replace ones that get stuck. Plus, use wiper fluid that doesn’t freeze.
  • Check the tire pressure and tread. If the latter is less than 2/3rd of an inch, replace the tire with a new one.
  • Make sure the gas tank is always at least half full. It will prevent the gas line from freezing.

Before Heading Out 

Before drivers head out, they should:

  • Clean the side view mirrors and the lenses of the cameras in your car.
  • Warm up the vehicle or the engine may cease. Never leave the car running in a closed garage! Do it outside where carbon monoxide can escape.
  • Remove ice and snow from the sensors. Assist features such as automatic braking may not work otherwise.
  • Clear the road behind the vehicle as much as possible before backing out of their spot.

Emergency Kit Essentials

It is always better to be prepared than to be sorry. In winter, your vehicles contain the following items in case they stall in the snow:

  • A flashlight with extra batteries.
  • A high visibility reflective jacket.
  • An extra phone with a charger.
  • A heavy-duty blanket or insulated sleeping bag.
  • A small shovel and material which can provide wheel traction in case your tires get stuck in the snow.
  • A set of warm clothes and gloves.

Accidents are common on the road whether drivers follow the aforementioned tips or not. Protect yourself from risks and liability with risk management solutions from SIA Insurance Group. We are the leading distributors of such solutions for small and middle markets. Get in touch with us today in our office in Woodridge Illinois, and ensure your business remains safe from costly liabilities.

Winter Safety Driving Tips


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