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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
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  • 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 activated.
  • 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 tomwalllaceagency@gmail.com or Brian Bates at Bbates504@yahoo.com.
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