Lowered visibility is a significant factor in a ton of Omaha traffic accidents. Whether the reduced visibility is because of rain, snow or night driving, drivers all too often fail to take adequate precaution. How often have you seen drivers speed by you in blizzard conditions or on snow packed roads? Clearly, driving in Omaha during poor weather significantly increases your risk factor, no matter what the condition of your car is, because the chances of getting into an accident increases. Fortunately, there are precautions you can take to reduce that risk. Below, our team (Great Plains Auto Body – Emmet St) provided 10 Winter Driving Tips for driving safely in winter like conditions. We want to help you and your family to stay safe on the roads.
Even if you can see others, it’s a good idea to turn your lights on to increase your visibility to other motorists. While driving in Omaha headlights let other drivers see you more easily, especially in bad weather.
Even without rain or snow, night driving in Omaha can be more challenging. Night driving accounts for 25% of all driving.
Did you know that:
• Omaha Residents, Slow down
• Stay alert
• Use your headlights
• Increase the following distance between you and the vehicle ahead
• Drive in the middle lanes when it’s raining
• Stay within the tracks of the car ahead of you when there is snow
• Do not follow trucks too closely—their spray reduces vision
• Avoiding driving through puddles
• Check your windshield wipers periodically. New wipers cost between $6 and $25.
• Make sure you have adequate windshield washer fluid.
• Use a headlight restoration kit if your headlights are dim or foggy.
Want more detailed information? Contact us, Great Plains Auto Body is an independent, family owned and operated, collision repair facility providing auto body repair, frame repair, painting touch up and repair services for all makes and models of import and domestic cars. There are three locations; Omaha Metro (Grover Street and Emmet Street) and Council Bluffs, IA that provide Enterprise rental cars while your repairs are completed.
We understand the current outbreak is worrying, and we want to take a moment to share the ways we can all help keep the workplace safe, as well as the steps we are taking as an organization.
Great Plains Auto Body has heightened cleaning and all front lobbies are removed all non-essential items. We are wiping down handles, chair handles, doorknobs, etc. to maintain the sanitary of our lobbies.
We are following the guidelines from the CDC in terms of sterilization and cleanliness on our lobbies at all our locations. If you have any questions about the extra measures we are taking at this time, please feel free to give us a call and we can speak with you about your concerns and work to a solution to best facilitate the repair process for all parties.
Thank you for your understanding and your support of our local business!
Wishing everybody safety and good health.