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January 23, 2017

Must Read Driving Tips for the Winter Wonderland This Year

Southern Indiana seems to always be unpredictable when it
comes to weather. One day it’s 50 degrees and nice out and the next its 15
degrees and cold and miserable. Because the weather is so unpredictable, the
winters are usually cold for a very long time which then causes driving
to become a tedious task for even the most experienced drivers.

An accident can happen at any moment. If you’re a new driver, experiencing the dangers of winter driving can be nerve wracking and intimidating. However, as long as you are insured with people like us, Tom Wallace Insurance Agency, these back roads and busy streets of Harrison County won’t be threating any longer. Before you set out on the road, make sure your insurance is up-to-date and with Tom Wallace Insurance Agency, and follow these few driving tips from AAA, one of our many companies that we carry: 


Winter driving tips

  • Avoid driving while you’re
    fatigued. Getting the proper amount of rest before taking on winter
    weather tasks reduces driving risks.
  • Make certain your tires are
    properly inflated.
  • Keep your gas tank at least
    half full.
  • Do not use cruise control when
    driving on any slippery surface (wet, ice, sand).
  • Always look and steer where you
    want to go.
  • Use your seat belt every time
    you get into your vehicle.

Tips for driving in the snow:

  • Drive slowly. Everything takes
    longer on snow-covered roads. Accelerating, stopping, turning – nothing
    happens as quickly as on dry pavement. Give yourself time to maneuver by
    driving slowly.
  • Know your brakes. If you have
    anti-lock brakes (ABS) and need to slow down quickly, press hard on the
    pedal-it’s normal for the pedal to vibrate a bit when the ABS is
  • Don’t stop if you can avoid it.
    There’s a big difference in the amount of inertia it takes to start moving
    from a full stop versus how much it takes to get moving while still
    rolling. If you can slow down enough to keep rolling until a
    traffic light changes, do it.
  • Don’t stop going up a hill.
    There’s nothing worse than trying to get moving up a hill on an icy road.
    Get some inertia going on a flat roadway before you take on the hill.
  • Stay home. If you really don’t
    have to go out, don’t. Even if you can drive well in the snow, not
    everyone else can. Don’t tempt fate: If you don’t have somewhere you have
    to be, watch the snow from indoors.

Please be safe when taking road
trips or going out around Corydon. Your safety is our number one priority; so
be safe and
get insurance with us so we know that you are in good hands.

For all your
insurance needs, contact Tom Wallace at
[email protected]
or Brian Bates at [email protected].

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