Winter Driving Preparedness

We may have had a few warm days here in the Denver area, but winter is still in full swing, and it is important to be prepared for winter driving, particularly if you are planning on doing any driving in the mountains.  Even if it is sunny here at lower elevations, drivers heading to or over the Rockies should be prepared for ice, snow, and surprise winter weather.  The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has prepared a winter driving preparedness webpage which includes a helpful checklist of items that drivers should have on hand.  CDOT also offers a winter driving webpage that includes information on chain laws (not just for truckers!), avalanche hazards, and safety tips.

CDOT’s suggested winter driving kit.