Do you have your ‘Vehicle Survival Kit’?
If you have to travel during severe weather, make sure you are prepared for emergencies.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — During severe weather, it’s best to avoid the roads as much as possible. But, if you have to travel, make sure you’re prepared for the trip. Here are some tips from Nebraska’s Department of Transporation (NDOT) on how to safely drive during winter weather.
- Check the Nebraska 511 map to see what your commute’s road conditions look like and what areas your should avoid.
- Always keep your tank at least half full. If you need a fill-up, find the nearest gas station and give yourself plenty of extra time to get there before continuing your commute
- Clear any and all snow off of your hood, air intake vents, roof, windows, and lights. It can obstruct your view while driving.
- Keep a charged cellphone with you, plus a car charger or backup battery in case of emergency.
- Stick to the main roads.
- Dress warm and in layers.
- Make sure your windshield wipers are in good condition.
- Keep a “Vehicle Survival Kit” in your car at all times.
Below is the full Vehicle Survival Kit checklist from NDOT: