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South Winds Apartments Blog, Fall River, MA  We have some winter driving safety tips for our apartment community in today's blog post. Learn more now!

Winter has settled into Massachusetts, and we have some driving tips for members of our apartment community here at South Winds Apartments. Read on to learn more about prepping your car and driving strategies that will help you make it through the snow and ice we sometimes experience this time of year.


Be Prepared

Check road and weather conditions before heading out. Pack a few extra water bottles, some snacks, and blankets just in case weather gets bad and you get stuck in a delay. In fact, having an emergency kit in your car during the wintertime can give you peace of mind, knowing you are prepared. See this article for more info on what to stock your car with or this one about things to carry in your truck (or trunk).


Dress appropriately for the weather. Gloves, a scarf, and a hat may be just what you need. Either wear boots or keep a pair in your vehicle (toss a pair of socks in them, too) in case you get stuck somewhere and end up walking.


Keep your cell phone charged so you can call for help in case you have issues with traveling. Also keep some cash on hand to pay for gas, snacks, and other expenses. This can be beneficial if the power goes out at the gas station.


Safety First

During your drive, follow rules of the road, no matter how rushed you may feel. Allow yourself plenty of time to reach your destination and remember your friends and loved ones would rather you arrive late than not at all.


When you find yourself driving on wet, snow-packed, or icy roads, remember these three things: Slow down, increase the distance between you and any vehicles in front of you, and start braking sooner than you normally would. It will take longer to stop safely.


Following these tips will help you be safe when you’re out and about in Fall River, and beyond! What are your best practices for wintertime driving? Please share in the comments so we can all be informed. Thanks for reading today’s blog post.