5 Things Drivers Need to Do to Stay Safe on Winter Roads
NEW YORK (
TheStreet) -- Mother Nature is flexing her muscles this month, especially in the Northern half of the country, which has seen its share of foul weather in December.
With January right around the corner, don't expect a break in that weather. If anything, it'll be worse -- the Farmer's Almanac predicts a winter season that will be frigid with "bitter cold and heavy snow" for much of the country.
With bad weather blowing in, it's smart to prepare now for driving in all that snow, sleet and icy weather.
That's where Geico, the Washington, D.C., insurance carrier, wants to help. The company is out with a checklist of tips and steps to take to handle Mother Nature and Old Man Winter, who seem determined to deliver a blow to travelers over the next few months:first-aid kit, some extra blankets, food and clothing tucked away in the trunk are fine ideas too.
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