Winter driving -Stay Calm Stay calm if you get trapped in a storm or snow bank Don't do any heavy lifting, shoveling or pushing in the bitter cold - it can kill. Do make sure the tailpipe is not blocked by snow, to keep carbon monoxide from getting into your vehicle. Then, if your vehicle is not at risk of being hit by other drivers, stay inside so you have shelter. Going out into a storm puts you at risk of getting lost, or suffering from the cold. You should also:
  • Keep a window on the side sheltered from the wind open a bit, to give you a good supply of fresh air.
  • Run your motor as little as possible.
  • Use a survival candle for heat if you have one, instead of the vehicle's heater.
  • Wear a hat, since you can lose up to 60 percent of your body heat through your head.
  • Set out a warning light or flares.
  • Put on the dome light. (Overuse of headlights may run your battery down.)
  • Exercise your arms and legs often.
  • Stay awake.
  • Watch for traffic or searchers.

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