Winter snow is beautiful in New Hampshire, however it can be very dangerous, and sometimes frightening for motorists caught in dangerous conditions out on the roadways. A motorist has to be particularly careful, because auto accidents often happen in poor weather situations. Accidents can be minor or can be severe causing you to total your car or cause serious bodily injury. There are all kinds of basic safety rules that help you when you’re faced with a difficult winter road emergency; and tons of information available online. The State of New Hampshire reminds drivers with NH winter weather advisories to limit road travel in times of heavy snow storms to allow the Department of Transportation to plow and treat the roadways.
Here are a few very important driving tips when dealing with severe winter weather:
-Avoid driving when you’re particularly fatigued. Make sure you’re getting plenty of rest before and after winter weather tasks so you’re well rested to avoid driving risks.
– Never leave your car turned on, or warm up vehicle in an open garage- you risk carbon monoxide poisoning, a serious, silent odorless killer.