Thousands of people — including buses carrying schoolchildren — were stranded on Atlanta’s freeways for hours Tuesday night and into Wednesday, after the area experienced a winter storm. Atlanta’s NBC station, 11 Alive, reported that gridlock trapped some drivers for up to 12 hours on the city’s freeways.
This week’s situation on Atlanta’s roads shows that you never know what Mother Nature may have in store, so it’s always a good idea to keep emergency supplies in your trunk — just in case. And, you may also want to brush up on your winter driving safety tips. Here are some articles with helpful tips to prepare for winter roads:
Here are some simple things that you can do to help be safer on Georgia’s roads this winter.
Learn how to make it through a freezing night in your car and ride out events until help can arrive.
No one enjoys being stranded on the side of the road, but when you have a well-equipped emergency car kit packed away in the trunk, the situation can be more bearable.
Here are a few items you may want to think about keeping within easy reaching distance of the driver’s seat.
Keeping your tires properly maintained improves the handling, traction and load-carrying capability of your vehicle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Whether you’re hibernating at home or braving the roads, here are some tips to help keep you safe.