Winter driving best practices include staying home, preparing vehicles, checking tire inflation, windshield wipers, and headlights, driving slowly, and avoiding cruise control in icy or snowy conditions.
Where I live is an amazing place. Sure, here in Seattle, it rains a lot. In December and January, it’s easier to count the few days (or hours) when the sun shines than tally up the ones where no moisture falls from the sky. But an hour’s drive east transports you from a bustling, maritime […]
This is the third and final part of a 3-part series on winter driving tips that are often not mentioned or discussed in enough depth. 17. Clear snow and ice off your vehicle before you start driving. Most winter driving tips include this one. But it is mind-boggling how many folks neglect to clear their […]
This is the second part of a 3-part series on winter driving tips that are often not mentioned or discussed in enough depth.
Like most Americans, I travel every Thanksgiving to see my family, but I do something crazy—I drive 4,000 miles from Seattle to Wisconsin and back—alone. This year was no exception. But on my return trip west in the first week of December, a major winter storm swept eastward across the country, plunging much of it […]
These winter days can be extremely treacherous ones on the road, what with sleet, black ice, freezing rain, drifting snow, whiteouts, or any combination thereof blanketing the pavement. Starting in late fall every year, reminders pop up on the radio and news for drivers to be mindful of changing conditions, to slow down, and allow […]
Lest you think that this blog is all about what-you-should-and should-not-do finger-wagging, let’s remember that driving and cars can be FUN as hell. As I related in my first post here, I have always simply adored the sensation of being in motion, particularly from the driver’s seat (not so much as a carsick backseat passenger). […]