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Drivers will often stock the trunk of their vehicle with emergency supplies – flares, a spare tire, tools, etc. – before traveling on a long road trip. OthersWinter Driving Safety Tips choose to keep safety equipment readily in reach whenever taking the car or truck out, regardless of trip length or destination. 

It’s much safer to be prepared at all times when driving, but especially in the winter when road conditions can be dangerous. Ice and rain level the playing field for all drivers, even skilled ones. 

The following is a list of items to consider storing in the trunk or bed of your vehicle when going on a winter drive:

  1. A lighter or fire starter, or anything you want to use that can start a flame.
  2. Gloves that double as working use or to keep warm.
  3. Water in a bottle. Pour a little out to keep it from freezing.
  4. Snacks, preferably ones high in protein.
  5. Tools to change tires (jack, tire iron, etc.)
  6. A flashlight with fresh batteries.
  7. Flares, in case you need to block off a section of road due to your car breaking down, or catching a flat tire.
  8. Blankets, in case you have to wait in your car for assistance.
  9. Tool chest and/or first aid kit.
  10. A cell phone.

Again, many of these items should be in your car’s cab or trunk regardless of the season. But, if planning to drive in ice, rain or generally colder weather, it’s a good idea to travel with the above items. A well-planned emergency kit will keep you ready in case of on-the-road problems.

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