Winter Driving Tips

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Winter Driving Tips

  • Please use the free in-town bus service whenever possible. (Call 925-8484 for route and schedule information.)
  • Parking is restricted in the Commercial Core and on State Highway 82 (Main Street and Original Street) between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. The Core area boundaries are Main to Durant, Original to Aspen Streets.
  • Keep the streets clear by storing snow from your sidewalk, driveway and mailbox area on your property, or in the first five feet from the edge of the asphalt in the residential neighborhoods.

Maintain Traction

Start and stop gradually. Drive at steady speeds, avoiding sudden starts of stops. Accelerate slightly when approaching a hill, then maintain a steady speed going up. Gear down (down shift) to avert wear on brakes and sustain control.

Skids

To avoid skids, drive sensibly and steadily. Anticipate turns and lane changes. If the vehicle begins to skid, remove your foot from the accelerator or brake and steer in the direction of the skid. After you regain control of the vehicle, straighten and proceed.

Braking

Use gentle braking pressure on slippery road conditions. To avoid locking wheels, use a gentle pumping action on disc brakes, but steady gentle pressure on anti-lock brake systems. Drive through curves at a safe, steady speed and gear down for both uphill and downhill.