Safe driving tips during bad weather

Safe driving tips during bad weather

BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) - FOX 8 meteorologists warn of the threat of severe weather moving across our area Monday night and into Tuesday morning. Drivers should use caution on the roads.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) released some safety reminders for how to drive during inclement weather.

Below are DOTD tips to stay safe while on the road:

• Drive slowly and carefully
• Avoid driving while distracted
• Always allow for extra driving time
• Reduce speeds when visibility is low
• Make sure there is plenty of room between vehicles
• Avoid driving into standing or running water
• Avoid using highway overpasses as tornado shelters
• Turn on headlights when using wipers

As always, drivers are reminded to buckle up and pay attention to road conditions.

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