Keep an Emergency Kit in Your Car for Severe Winter Weather

Keep an Emergency Kit in Your Car for Severe Winter Weather

Extreme cold or snowstorms can be dangerous, especially if you are stranded. If you live in an area that is prone to severe winter weather, plan ahead and keep an emergency kit in your car.

The National Weather Service has tips on what to include in your car’s emergency kit as well as other tips for home on what to do before, during, and after a snowstorm or extreme cold. Take an opportunity to review these tips with your teen drivers.

 


Gridlock Alert Days – Wednesday – Friday, December 14-16

GRIDLOCK ALERT

 

Wednesday through Friday, December 14-16 are Gridlock Alert Days. Each year during the holiday season, the Department of Transportation designates Gridlock Alert Days as some of the busiest traffic days of the year. Whether you are traveling to work, for shopping or recreation, please consider walking, biking or taking public transportation whenever possible.

The remaining Gridlock Alert Days for this holiday season are:

* Wednesday, December 21

* Thursday, December 22

* Friday, December 23


Pulaski Bridge Early Morning Full Closure – Thursday, December 1

Pulaski Bridge Early Morning Full Closure – Thursday, December 1

The Pulaski Bridge will be fully closed from 12:01 am to 5 am on Thursday, December 1. The closure affects vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic, including the B62 bus. Detour signs will be posted. The closure is necessary as installation of the bicycle lane continues. The Greenpoint Avenue Bridge can be used as an alternate route. This work is weather dependent and may be postponed to Friday, December 2 if there is bad weather on Thursday.

 





Before You Hit the Road This Thanksgiving

Before You Hit the Road This Thanksgiving

Millions of Americans travel every year during the Thanksgiving holiday. If you are driving to see friends or family, here are some tips for a smooth and safe trip:

Get your car ready by checking the tire pressure, headlights and windshield wipers ahead of your departure.

Make sure you have the right car seat for your child’s size and age. It is also recommended you keep your child in the backseat at least through age 12.

Even if you know the highways to your relatives by heart, you can get information on state and national road closures before you take off.

Give your cell phone to a passenger or put it away. No text message or phone call is worth an accident on the road. Learn more about distracted driving including questions you may have about hands-free devices by visiting Distraction.gov.

Find more tips to help you stay safe on the road by visiting USA.gov.