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Winter Safety Tips for Drivers, Pedestrians, Snow Shovelers and More

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Drivers and Pedestrians


  • Watch AAA’s short video Driving in Wintry Conditions and/or check their winter driving tips.
  • Stay alert for pedestrians walking in the roadways, especially when visibility is low.
  • Drive slowly! Stopping distances increase in poor weather conditions.
  • Be especially alert for pedestrians at intersections where snow mounds may limit sight lines.



  • Be aware that cars may not be able to stop as quickly on snow and ice. Do NOT walk in the roadway and watch for icy and slick spots.
  • Do not assume vehicles can see you. Wear reflective clothing.
  • Wear shoes or boots with non-slip soles.

Snow Shovelers

  • Dress appropriately for winter weather. Ears, hands and feet need extra protection in frigid temperatures.

  • If you can, shovel as the snow falls. That way, there is less to remove. It’s also easier to remove fresh snow that has not hardened or turned to ice.

  • Put less pressure on your back. Lift with legs bent to avoid injury and try pushing the snow instead of lifting it.

  • Pace yourself and take it slow. Shoveling can raise blood pressure and heart rate dramatically.

  • Don't work to the point of exhaustion. Take it easy and take breaks. If you run out of breath or feel tightness in your chest, stop immediately.

More Tips


Release ID: 17-245
Media Contact: Esther Bowring 240-777-7170