To Top

Safer Driving By Planning Ahead

Winter Driving, sensible and fun driving, year-round.

Besides the usual guff about gearing down appropriately for an automatic or manual transmission, why not reveal the following secret?


Use the brake pedal BEFORE you enter curves, not in the curve!

Slow down enough, through breaking or downshifting before you enter the curve and you won't need to use the brake in the curve (or switch through gears during the curve).

Even better, downshift before you get into a curve. Then enjoy the pleasure of accelerating as you come out of the curve and then upshifting if the road then straightens out.

Either you break on straight-aways only or you aren't looking ahead
and driving like a robot and not anticipating what's ahead.

Cruise controls know nothing of this, or approaching hills or intersections.

Use your eyes and anticipate what's coming and be prepared by being in the right transmission mode and at the right speed before the road condition changes.

Don't drive like a robot, clueless of what's ahead. Use your eyes and if it's a familiar road, use your knowledge of what is ahead.


Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Guide
Man Putting Chains on His Car in the Snow
Winter Driving
Consumer Advice Cars Winter DrivingMarch 20, 2008
Preparing Your Home for Guests, A guest room in a home.
Preparing Your Home for Guests
Driving vs. Flying
Driving vs. Flying
A dish of mashed potatoes.
Make Ahead Mashed Potato Recipes
Driving on Snowy Roads, Cars driving on a snowy road.
Driving on Snowy Roads
Birthday Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/09/09 03:14:20 in 382 msecs. ⛅️️
Loading Something Awesome!