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Fleet Safety Tip of the Week

November 24, 2010

This week's tip, taken from the California Driver's Handbook, offers advice on driving in inclement weather. You may want to pass this along to your fleet drivers as a friendly reminder. 

Many road pavements are the most slippery when it first starts to rain or snow because oil and dust have not yet washed away. Slow down at the first sign of rain, drizzle or snow on the road. Turn on your windshield wipers, headlights and defroster.

In a heavy rainstorm or snowstorm, you may not be able to see more than 100 feet ahead. When you can't see any farther than that, you cannot safely drive faster than 30 mph. You may have to stop from time to time to wipe mud or snow off your windshield, headlights and taillights. 

If you drive in snowy areas, carry the correct number of chains and be sure they will fit your drive wheels. Learn how to put the chains on be­fore you need to use them.

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