Wintertime travel can be nerve-wracking for even the most seasoned drivers! Please review the tips below to help keep you and your passengers safe:
1. Do not drive! We highly suggest staying home if there are reports of dangerous road conditions.
*Check weather and road conditions in advance*
There are Facebook pages like “NWI Road Conditions” to help update you on road conditions
*Your google maps driving app
2. Have your vehicle “winter ready”:
a. Make sure your car’s fluids are full/recently changed
iv. Windshield washer fluid
v. Other vehicle fluids
b. Have your Roadside Assistance card readily available
i. If you have roadside assistance on your insurance or another plan elsewhere such as AAA
ii. Please call Briggs Agency, Inc to discuss Roadside Assistance coverage, if you have any questions
c. Keep warm blankets, gloves and emergency kit in vehicle
3. DRIVE SLOWLY! Even if you have 4-wheel or All Wheel Drive, please slow down and drive cautiously on icy and/or snowy roads.
a. Do not “slam” on your brakes or gas pedal
b. Keep calm and at a steady pace, avoid passing other vehicles and keep a safe distance from other vehicles
c. If you do happen to slide/skid, stay calm and correct your vehicle without touching gas pedal or slamming on brake pedal
4. Wear your seatbelt and make sure children are properly strapped in their car seats.
We wish you all safe travels this winter season in Northwest Indiana! You can experience the benefits of being a part of a full service Independent Insurance Agency today! Simply contact Briggs Agency, Inc. if you are interested in an Insurance review at 219-769-4840 or visit our website at www.BriggsAgency.com. We look forward to hearing from you!