Winter Driving

Drive slow on ice & snow
During the 2016 to 2020 winter seasons, there were 202,232 crashes reported in Michigan on icy, snowy, or slushy roads, resulting in 370 fatalities and 2,530 suspected serious injuries. And while it's easy to blame the weather, every driver can take responsibility for winter driving safety by following a few simple tips. Read on to learn how you can make the roads safer for everyone this winter.
 
Drive slow on ice & snow
"Drive slow on ice & snow" is the theme for our winter driving safety program. That's because it's our #1 tip for staying safe on wintry roads.

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Be prepared
Keep your car well maintained. And before you head out, take the time to clear your car of snow and ice, and stock it with the supplies you need.

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Follow these winter tire safety tips
Your tires are the only points of contact between your car and the road, so choose them wisely and maintain them well.

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Keep passengers & pedestrians safe
Drivers aren't the only ones at risk on wintry roads. Do your part to keep passengers and pedestrians safe.

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Drive safely near snowplows
Know how to safely navigate your way around snowplows, and what to expect if you're behind one.

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Know how to handle emergencies
Would you know what to do if your battery died on a snowy road? Learn how to stay safe while waiting for help.

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