Winter Driving Tips

November 29, 2022

Recent snowstorms have shown that winter is here! Follow these driving tips to give yourself the best chance of making it to your destination safely:

  • Keep an emergency travel kit in your car.
  • Check to be sure all four tires are in good condition.
  • Allow extra time to get to your destination.
  • Clean off your car. Keep windows, mirrors, lights, and your license plate clear of snow and ice.
  • Turn on your headlights.
  • Turn off cruise control.
  • Always buckle up.
  • Slow down in poor visibility conditions.
  • Maintain a safe distance behind other vehicles.
  • Expect ice on bridges and in shady spots.
  • Give our snow plows plenty of room to work

Always #KnowBeforeYouGo by checking the MDT 511 map/app for current road conditions.

Travel safely, Montana!

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vehicles driving down a wintery US 12 near Helena