The California Highway Patrol has offered safe driving tips.
Driving in inclement weather can pose numerous safety challenges, said CHP Captain Brian Smith. Many crashes are caused by people driving too fast in the rain, snow or fog.
To help drivers negotiate slick conditions while traveling through rain, fog or snow, the CHP offers the following safety tips:
When traveling it’s recommended you carry the following items:
The CHP urges you to check road conditions often. The best way to do this is to call the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Road Conditions Hotline: 1-800-427-ROAD (1-800-427-7623).
In addition to overcoming weather-related obstacles, remember to buckle up, slow down and never drink and drive.