Tips on how to drive during winter!

Written by Lucas Gulino,

Experienced driver or beginner, driving on snowy and icy roads is a risky situation for everyone. These risks, however,can be reduced by applying the following advice.

Stay in control of the situation. 

Whether you are carrying goods or people when you drive on a road in winter weather it can quickly become dangerous if one is unprepared. Beyond the equipment available to improve slippery road traction, driving is above all a state of mind. Adopting a serene spirit will allow you to take the road with peace and security.

Keep the right attitude. 

Wind, snow, or ice can give you a feeling of stress and sometimes alter your reflexes. There is nothing worse when you're driving to have that feeling of insecurity 

Here's how to stay in control: 

  • Planning - Check the weather before taking the road, this will save you from getting stuck on an unreachable road or being surprised by adverse road conditions.   
  • Equipment - Prepare your vehicle and equipment before driving. For example, you can check your tires (state and pressure), headlights and other equipment that improves traction 
     
  • Driving - Adopt a quiet mind where there is no apprehension to have. Prudence takes precedence over speed. 

Perform at your best!  

Performance in transportation is not just a matter of delivery time. Speed is a source of satisfaction for the customer, but it must not be at the expense of your security. 

The performance can be summarized by all the means implemented which will guarantee good delivery time and safety. 

Being safe and increasing performance when driving will not be a secret after reading the following advice. Download it and improve you driving skills. 

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Lucas Gulino

About Lucas Gulino

Lucas is part of the Onspot sales team and is based in France. He studied sales and received a national diploma in a 2 year program. Lucas discovered Onspot when he was completing a 3 year program focused on trading and customer relationships, ultimately receiving a higher technician diploma in this area of study. Lucas has worked at Onspot since 2014 and he is passionate about the industry and its associated marketing strategies. Being a lover of wine and travel, when he is not at work, you may find him in a restaurant or coffee shop in his hometown of Metz.

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