Six Morning Commute Tips
Posted 5:05 a.m.
If you plan to drive or take transit this morning, please use your best judgment and keep in mind these quick tips so you arrive safely and keep others safe, too. These will also be important as the day progresses and the storm gets worse.
1.) Some snow has already fallen. Clean your car off completely. Use headlights, too!
2.) Slow down and allow for extra time to reach your destination. Slowing down is also a good idea since slippery roads mean less stopping time.
3.) Be aware of potentially icy areas such as shady spots and bridges.
4.) Keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles.
5.) Stay in the car if visibility becomes poor later today. You may become disoriented and lost while wandering in a snowstorm. If you have a cellphone, call for help. Have a few supplies in your car such as a blanket and some food.
6.) Drivers, watch out for pedestrians and pedestrians watch out for drivers. Let’s all get to our destinations safely and take our time.
Here are some more tips from VDOT: