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Winter Driving

Winter Driving


During the 2021-2022 winter season, there were a total of 35,782 winter-weather crashes, including 78 fatal crashes. Winter weather crash data in Michigan – which is recorded between October 1 and April 30 – involve road conditions that are icy, snowy, or slushy. For a summary of recent Michigan crash facts, please click here to view a fact sheet from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.

Drive Slow on Ice & Snow is a statewide outreach campaign that encourages safe driving habits and urges caution while traveling on Michigan roadways during the winter months. 

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.


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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 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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