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Two videos in one! This program was developed with a group of international experts. The film covers types of winter driving hazards with footage in real winter conditions around the country. Informs the viewer on recognizing hazards and avoiding accidents. This is an excellent film for those having to drive in winter conditions.Excerpt:
Yes, winter is wonderful to some, but right now we'retalking about the downside of winter, and that's driving in bad weather. Inthis short program we'll take a look at winter driving and how to reducedriving accidents, injuries, and hopefully reduce the many problems associatedwith winter driving. In this program we'll discuss important topics such asvehicle maintenance, winter weather, special driving tips, and personal safetyin cold weather. However, we won't list a large number of statistics showingincreased death and injury rates in winter weather. Winter driving doesincrease the accident rate, but that's pretty well known by anyone operating avehicle. In fact, the leading cause of death during winter storms istransportation accidents.
We've researched the subject quite well, drawing expertisefrom all over the world, driving experts, winter driving test track operators,weather experts, and more. But let's face it, we can't possibly cover everysituation or information related to safe driving in bad weather, and winterdriving. Driving in any weather depends greatly upon what kind of vehicle youoperate, how you react to a situation, reflexes, and many other variables.Always follow your company's policies and procedures and use your ownexperience and good judgment when operating in type of vehicle in bad weather.Have a professional check all systems of your vehicle, and performwinterization of all fluids, making sure you have appropriate fluids in theradiator, windshield wiping system, winter weight motor oil, and other fluidsappropriate for your potential weather and temperatures. It is particularlyimportant that all tires have adequate tread and you maintain recommended airpressure. Contrary to popular belief reducing air pressure in your tires doesnot afford greater traction. All-weather radials are usually adequate for mostwinter conditions except in particularly harsh winter zones. Some jurisdictionsmay require your vehicle to be equipped with snow tires with studs or chains.Keep a windshield scraper and small broom for ice and snow removal. A smallshovel is recommended in case you get stranded or stuck. Maintain at least halfa tank of gas during the winter season. A vehicle first aid kit, flash light,and other materials should be kept in the vehicle. Consider carrying a sleepingbag and blankets because stranded motorists have frozen to death in coldweather. Headlights, heater, and defrosters should also be checked before badweather arrives. During bad weather headlights should be cleaned more often asdirty headlights can reduce visibility in bad weather by 50%. Check all hosesand belts, and the engine should be well tuned. The battery and alternatershould be checked because cold weather puts added strain on your electrical andbattery systems. Make sure you have appropriate tire-changing tools. Often thereason people do get into trouble on the road in winter is failure of thevehicle itself. Think of what occurs when you're stranded in winter time. It'susually a traumatic and dangerous event. If you're making long trips or tripson isolated roads. What would you do if you had to spend the night in your car?Did you bring a sleeping bag, blanket, water, or other survival materials? Towropes, chains, or flares? The time to plan is before bad weather arrives.
Let's talk about the weather because we can't do much aboutit. First of all, we'll briefly look at several possible weather conditions.Tornados have occurred in every state within the UnitedStates, even Alaska.You already know the dangers of a tornado, but are you aware of what to do incase you're involved in one? Your vehicle is not safe in a tornado, getshelter, but not in your vehicle. We don't want to tell you what shelter is thebest because in any case of emergency you'll have to make the decision, butsome people in tornados have successfully sought shelter under bridges,overpasses, inside drain pipes, and other secure structures. Hurricanes createhigh winds, flooding, and great property damage. Again, your car is not safe ina hurricane.