Good tips for Wisconsin teen drivers for Winter
Winter and snow on the ground means that driving conditions will prove themselves challenging, even for some seasoned drivers. However, teens and new drivers who are unaccustomed to winter or don’t take the proper precautions when driving. Here’s some tips for Wisconsin teen drivers in Winter.
Go slower in Winter
This is a pretty obvious one, and it’s something you’ve likely heard before if you’re a teen, or something you’ve told a younger driver. If the conditions on the road are slick, then it’s important to go slower than you usually would, and especially accelerate slower. One of the main mistakes teen drivers make is accelerating too quickly in bad weather conditions.
Remove the frost from your windows
As much as you want to just climb into your car and go right away, it’s best to let it sit for at least a few minutes while you run the defroster, and also take time to clear the frost from your windows. A teen driver is also more likely to be driving in an older vehicle, which don’t always work the best, so it’s good to make sure the windows are clear before setting off, instead of hoping for the defroster to clear your vision eventually.
Keep your Phone charged
This probably doesn’t even need to be said for a teen, because phones are so important to everyone now-a-days, but it’s important to keep its battery charged up so you can call someone in case you get stuck or in an accident.
Skip the trip
Yes, going to the movies every friday is a pretty fun tradition, but it isn’t always the safest decision. If there’s a storm hammering the roads, then you might be better off staying in, or making a short trip to a friend’s house if necessary.
There’s basically an endless amount of tips and pieces of wisdom you can pass on to a teen driver or someone learning how to drive — especially when it comes to dealing with a Wisconsin winter! What are some of your favorite tips for staying safe when driving in poor conditions?