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CDOT winter ready tips
 
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By La Voz Staff
News@lavozcolorado.com
 
01/02/2019

Check your tires

Worn tires canít grip the road well and can be extremely hazardous. Check your tires by performing the Quarter Test. Insert a quarter into the tire tread upside down, with Washingtonís head going in first; if the top of Georgeís head is covered by the tread, your tires are OK (do this test in multiple points around each tire). If the top of his head is visible at any point, you need new tires.

Invest in safety by getting a set of snow tires. When it comes to stopping safely on snow and ice, all-season tires simply donít compare to winter tires.

If your tires donít have at least a one-eighth inch tread when a Traction Law is called, you are in violation of the law and could end up with a fine.

Leave extra room

Leave extra room between your vehicle and others on the road at all times.

Even vehicles with four-wheel/all-wheel drive will not stop any quicker on icy roads, especially if you have inadequate tires.

Drive for conditions

In poor visibility, donít drive faster than you can see ahead. High speeds in poor visibility can lead to dangerous chain reactions.

Bow to the plow

Snow plows need space to work, so unless you want to cause a crash, delays or be stuck on a snow-covered road, donít crowd the plow!

If you must pass a snowplow, do so on the left and with extreme caution.

Be I-70 smart

Check Goi70.com to see travel forecasts for the I-70 mountain corridor, road updates, rideshare and parking information, deals on lodging, food and entertainment for travelers and more.

Remember to avoid peak travel times whenever possible and consider carpooling or alternative transportation.

Have a plan

If you are stuck in a serious storm, do not leave your car. Run the engine periodically and wait for help.

Prepare a winter driving vehicle kit. Carry blankets, water, a flashlight, a shovel, some nutrition bars or other food for sustenance. Winterize your vehicleís safety kit by including extra blankets, sand to help gain traction in the event you become stuck on ice or snow, jumper cables and an ice scraper.

Additionally, all motorists should be familiar with Coloradoís Passenger Vehicle Traction Law and Passenger Vehicle Chain Law. These laws are implemented when weather and road conditions require it, at which time highway signage will be activated to alert drivers.

 

 

 

 

 
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