Inclement Weather Safety

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth and possibly Dallas calls for a strong cold front today and tonight bringing light rain/snow mix  through tomorrow morning. Please allow yourself extra driving time in preparation for the inclement weather.

The three key elements to safe winter driving are:

  • Stay alert;
  • Slow down; and.
  • Stay in control.

A few extra cold weather driving tips include.

  • Keep a bundle of cold-weather gear in your car, such as extra food and water, warm clothing, a flashlight, a glass scraper, blankets, medications, and more.
  • Make certain your tires are properly inflated and have plenty of tread.
  • Keep at least half a tank of fuel in your vehicle at all times.
  • Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage.
  • Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface, such as on ice and snow.