BREAKING NEWS: Winston County man wanted for arson, murder has been captured. Full Story
SEVERE WX: Heat Advisory View Alerts

MDOT provides safety tips for winter travel

MGN Online

MDOT provides these winter travel tips.

Posted: Dec. 29, 2017 2:44 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) – With winter bearing down on Mississippi, the Mississippi Department of Transportation advises drivers to stay safe.

Scroll for more content...

Safe Driving Tips

  • Buckle up
  • Slow down
  • Allow more space between your vehicle and the one in front of you
  • Brake early and gently to avoid skidding and never slam on the brakes
  • Use headlights to be more visible to other motorists
  • Avoid using cruise control on icy roads
  • Avoid distraction such as talking on a cell phone and texting
  • Stay alert and watch out for other drivers on the roadway

Car Care Tips

  • Have your car battery and charging system checked for optimum performance
  • Clean, flush and put new antifreeze in your car’s cooling system
  • Have your brakes checked
  • Make sure the heater, defroster and windshield wipers work properly
  • Check the tire pressure weekly during the winter months
  • Make sure your inside lights are working and your headlights are aimed properly
  • Change your oil and oil filter at the recommended intervals
  • Make sure the exhaust system has no leaks. Carbon monoxide can accumulate quickly in closed vehicles

Car Kit Checklist

  • Windshield scraper
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Jumper cables
  • First aid kit
  • Blankets
  • Cell phone charger
  • Water/snacks
  • Emergency flares or reflectors

Related Content

Article Comments

Tupelo
Few Clouds
92° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 75°
Feels Like: 101°
Columbus
Overcast
80° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 84°
Oxford
Broken Clouds
90° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 74°
Feels Like: 100°
Starkville
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 85°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather

Latest Video

Image

Sunday show end

Image

A Hot Sunday Afternoon Ahead With A Few More Storms Possible

Image

WTVA Saturday night sportscast

Image

Starkville hosts Splash Vegas Invitational AAU basketball tournament

Image

Dak Prescott hosts football ProCamp in Starkville

Image

John's Saturday Evening Forecast

Image

5am 7/14 full show

Image

Hot & Humid With A An Isolated Rogue Storm To Start Saturday.

Image

july 13 8am full show

Image

7am july 13 full show