While there is no sure way to completely remove the danger out of driving on snow- and ice-covered roads, there are precautions drivers can take to reduce the threat of crash, injury or worse.
Protecting yourself begins outside of the truck. Here are some measures you can take to help you stay safe well before you set out on the road:
On winter-impacted roads, drivers should:
These tips may seem obvious, but they only work if they’re followed carefully and diligently. Especially true when considering over 1,300 people are killed and more than 116,800 people are injured in vehicle crashes on snowy, slushy or icy pavement annually, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Ultimately, professional drivers need to exercise their own judgement when determining the safest course of action for navigating roadways impacted by winter weather.