*Plan your trip carefully
Map your route and let others know
where you are going.
Don't deviate from this route without notifying someone.
If you don't arrive, rescuers will know
where to look for you.
Allow plenty of time to make the trip safely.
Be prepared for delays.
*Check road conditions
Click on the link above or call 1-800-906-9069. The
best way to
survive a storm is
to avoid it.
In bad weather and road conditions, drive with
caution. Don't drive
faster than you
can see ahead. High speeds in poor or no visibility
can lead to large chain reaction accidents. Navigate bridges and
overpasses with care. They're the first areas to freeze and ice can
be difficult to see.
*Check your vehicle before heading out
Make sure your antifreeze, radiator hoses, transmission fluid,
windshield wipers, windshield washer fluid and oil are filled.
heaters, cooling system and exhaust system work properly.
Check the batter before it gets cold.
*Check your tires
have at least 1/8 inch tread depth. All season radials
on a front-wheel-drive vehicle are adequate for most situations.
In winter weather, snow tires on most rear wheel drive vehicles are usually
tires are allowed in Nebraska from Nov. 1 to April 1.
a full gas tank
This helps avoid
condensation in the fuel tank. Also, a full tank can
give you better traction and allow you to run the engine
periodically to keep warm if stranded.
*Carry a cell phone
In the event of a breakdown
or emergency, determine your
location the best you can and call 911 for assistance.
You can take turns
driving and take turns watching for help or
search teams if you are stranded.
*Pack a survival kit
for your vehicle
See box below
*Don't drink and drive
wear your seat belt