14 Nov #4 of 5 – Top 5 List For Avoiding Snow Vehicle Fatalities This Winter
Look out – Whats behind you?
Our fourth tip this week for winter vehicle safety is to keep an eye on whats in your rear view mirror.
Highway vehicle and trailer safety
Many accidents result prior to even getting the snowcat on the snow. Make sure that trucks and trailers are DOT compliant and proper safety checks are completed before heading out. Ensure that proper safety equipment such as wheel chocks, fire extinguishers, flares and cones are present and in good order. It is amazing how some of the smaller items such as a balanced load and proper tire pressure will greatly affect handling in snow and ice conditions, thus decreasing the chance of serious accidents.