It’s All About Seeing and Being Seen
Before leaving the Vermont Farm Show last week, I had to clean the snow off my car. The car parked behind mine had already been cleaned off, except for their lights. As I often do, I cleaned their headlights and taillights with my brush. The car owner approached as I was finishing the back end of her car and gave me a pretty quizzical look. I quickly explained what I’d been trying to be a good samaritan.
Keep yourself visible! When you’re cleaning the snow off your car, don’t forget your headlights and taillights. If your car is grayish/white because of the road salt, that same coating is on your lights. Grab a handful of snow and clean them off. Not only will you see better, you will be more visible to other drivers.
Are you using a lot of windshield washer fluid while on the road this winter? Top off your reservoir when you get home; you might also want to carry a spare jug of windshield washer fluid in your trunk.