Driving & Winter Safety

Don't let this happen to you!

Please be careful when traveling - and don't be in a hurry!

Current road conditions for Idaho

Current road conditions for Utah

Great Advice from the National Safety Council

On the Road & Traveling

  • Carry emergency supplies in your vehicle. No matter how moderate the climate is, be prepared for emergencies. Must-haves include blankets, jumper cables, flashlight, first-aid kit, shovel, flares, tow chain, nonperishable snacks, and sand or cat litter for traction.

    • Check your manual for proper tire pressure and fill tires accordingly.
    • Check windshield wipers and replace if needed. Keep your windshield wiper fluid full and use fluid that can withstand freezing temperatures.
    • Keep a well-maintained, appropriately rated fire extinguisher in your vehicle, and know how and when to use it.
    • Park in well-lit areas. Have your keys ready before you approach the car. Lock doors immediately after entering your car and keep windows rolled up.
    • Have a map and plan your trip ahead of time. Give yourself enough time knowing that traffic can delay your travel time.
    • Take breaks if driving for long periods of time.
    • Do not drive if you are drowsy.
    • Never use your cell phone while driving a vehicle.
    • Make sure all passengers in your vehicle are wearing their seat belts.
    • Before a road trip, clean your headlights, taillights, signal lights and windows. Make sure to have your vehicle properly serviced by a mechanic. Also, check the battery, brakes, tires, belts, hoses, exhaust system and fluid levels.
    • Don't sit in unattended areas in airports, train or bus stations. Stay within sight of ticket agents and other travelers.