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Driving tips for the drivers who forgot it snows in Buffalo

Posted at 11:38 PM, Dec 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-13 23:41:12-05

It’s going to snow, Buffalo. And we’ll quickly learn that a whole bunch of people forgot how to drive in the snow. 

So, we have some tips for the people who may have forgotten.

Windshield wipers: Make sure they work and make sure you have windshield wiper fluid.

Braking: Be gentle. If you run into a tricky situation, try not to slam on the brakes. If you have anti-lock brakes, there is no need to pump them.

High Beams: If you find yourself in a steady snowfall, high beams are not your friend. They’ll just make the visibility worse.

Travel Bans: “If it gets bad enough where there are travel bans in place, you really need to listen to the police. Listen to the authorities. Stay inside. Don't try and go out there. You're just putting yourself and other people in danger,” said Elizabeth Carey of AAA.

Tires: Make sure they are properly inflated. Snow tires are a plus if you have them.

Space: Give plenty of space between the car in front of you. It’s helpful to double or even triple the amount of space you normally give.    

Speed: Simplest tip, drive slowly. It gives you that much more time if something unexpected happens in front of you.