Presentation on theme: " Observation Realization Reaction These three key things are required to be in the Bueno zone. Miss one of the three and you are in trouble deep."— Presentation transcript:
Observation Realization Reaction These three key things are required to be in the Bueno zone. Miss one of the three and you are in trouble deep.
When driving in the winter things change drastically, just because you see something and understand that things are dangerous you still must allow time for reaction.
Avoid unnecessary travel if conditions are too poor. Buckle up, and make sure child restraints are secured tightly. It is recommended to use bulky clothes and blankets on top of the child restraint harness, not beneath, to ensure harness restraints fit properly.make sure child restraints are secured tightly. Drive at safe speeds according to road conditions, and provide for plenty of travel time. Increase safe stopping distance between vehicles. Use extra precautions when driving around snowplows by keeping at least five car-lengths behind plows. If skidding, remain calm, ease foot off the gas, and turn the steering wheel in the direction you want the front of the vehicle to go.
Ignition system Fuel system Belts Fluid levels Brakes Exhaust system Wiper blades and windshield washer fluid Snow tires Tire tread and pressure Defroster Proper grade oil Cooling system Battery Lights Antifreeze
Booster cables Two or more blankets Snow shovel and scraper Flashlight and extra batteries Extra clothing: cap, mittens, parka and overshoes or boots in case you have to walk for help. High calorie, non-perishable food like candy and canned nuts. Sand or strips of carpet for traction. Extra windshield washer fluid and antifreeze Flares or reflectors Cloth/paper towels
DO remain calm and in control. (Don’t panic.) DO keep your eyes on where you WANT to go – (NOT where your skidding car is headed!) DON’T stomp on the brake (that will only make the situation worse!) DO steer into the skid (point the wheels in the direction that you would rather be going) Once the car is under control, DO accelerate smoothly. Smooth acceleration will cause a weight transfer to the rear wheels and help regain grip
DON’T panic. DON’T hit the brake or jerk the steering wheel DO lift off the accelerator DO turn back toward straight a slight amount (this will allow the front wheel to regain grip and start rolling again) Once grip and steering effectiveness are restored, you can smoothly steer back in to the curve.