LocalSYR

Advice from experts for driving in the snow

When the snow begins to fall, crashes become a common sight as slick roads create hazardous conditions.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - When the snow begins to fall, crashes become a common sight as slick roads create hazardous conditions.

There were more than two dozen crashes on Central New York roads during the Friday morning rush as drivers got their first dose of winter.

With conditions becoming more dangerous, drivers are being advised to take extra caution when traveling.

“You don't just have to get your car ready for winter, you have to get yourself ready for winter,” said Andrew Branch with Branch Driving School. “There are a lot of things that happen during this kind of weather that you’re not prepared for. The roads are wet. They may get a little slick depending on the temperatures involved so you just have to be very careful out there.”

Branch’s best advice is to give yourself more time to get to where you need to go, leave extra space between your car and the car in front of you and slow down.

“Make sure you're driving at a nice, easy pace so you don't get in a situation that you can't handle,” Branch said.

Branch says it's also important to completely brush off your car, especially the roof, so built-up snow doesn't create any blind spots on your vehicle, or someone else’s.

Page: [[$index + 1]]