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Winter Auto Safety Kit
Winter - Auto Safety Kit
Having a continuous threat of icy storms during the late fall, winter, and early spring, travelers should be prepared for being stranded away from home on slick roads and in winter traffic jams.
Here are some tips to make you more prepared for a surprise winter storm:
ÃƒÂ¼ Do not drive until snow and/or ice is completely cleared off your windows, side view mirrors, headlights, taillights and license plate.
ÃƒÂ¼ Have at least half a tank of gas in your vehicles at all times throughout the snow/ice season. If you become stranded in extreme conditions, the extra fuel helps keep your car running so you can stay warm.
ÃƒÂ¼ To reduce the possibility of carbon monoxide building up when running the car to keep warm, keep a window cracked and if possible, free the exhaust pipe from snow.
ÃƒÂ¼ Keep an extra hat, pair of gloves and ice scraper in your car for unexpected weather changes.
ÃƒÂ¼ Keep a winter survival kit in your vehicle including: a blanket, clothing, gloves, boots, emergency flashlight, medication and non-perishable foods like candy bars or crackers.
ÃƒÂ¼ When stuck in the ice or snow, try using your floor mats to gain extra traction under your tires.
ÃƒÂ¼ If you hit a patch of ice and start to slide: DO NOT USE YOUR BRAKE. Take your foot off the gas pedal and steer into the slide. DO NOT JERK THE STEERING WHEEL.
ÃƒÂ¼ If road conditions are icy and/or snowy, do not panic and slow down! People have a tendency to panic and over-steer.
|nylon carrying bag||bottled water||non-perishable food|
|can opener||transistor radio||extra batteries|
|first-aid kit & handbook||gloves||prescription medication|
|small tool kit||toilet paper||change of clothes|
|sturdy walking shoes||extra socks|
|blanket, "space blanket", or sleeping bag|