Driving Tips

The following driving tips can help save lives:

  • Be Alert during early morning and evening hours, or when driving during hazardous conditions on snow and ice.
  • Use high beams to see far ahead when there is no oncoming traffic.
  • Don’t over drive your headlights. If you are driving faster than the distance it takes to stop when you see something in your headlights you are going too fast.
  • Slow down when you encounter wildlife; deer travel in small groups. If you see one expect to see more on roadway.
  • Turn on flashing hazard lights to warn other drivers of danger.
  • Blow horn with one long blast to frighten wildlife.
  • Do not swerve to avoid a collision, you may lose control of your vehicle. Slow down quickly, but safely.
  • Brake in a straight line. Swerving and braking is more likely to result in an out of control skid.
  • Injured wildlife are dangerous; do not help the animal.
  • Move your wrecked car to side of road; use flashers.
  • Always wear a seat belt, keep children in car seats.

For current road conditions and travel advisories, check ITD 511 Travel Information.