Winter weather conditions pose extremely dangerous road conditions for drivers. According to the Federal Highway Administration, over 70% of the nation’s roads are located in snowy regions–including Connecticut and surrounding New England. Reduced pavement friction caused by snow and ice leads to lower roadway capacities, loss of control, and higher crash risks. Your public entity certainly cannot control roadway conditions, but with the right strategies in place, it can help promote safe driving practices by enforcing critical driver and road safety policies.

Before you drive:

Vehicle Preparation:

Employers should ensure that a trained professional inspects vehicles to determine if they are working properly.

While Driving:

Helpful Resources:

For more information on this topic, contact your CIRMA Risk Management Consultant.

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