Friday, February 13, 2015

Audi Winter Driving Experience & safe driving tips

Audi has brought the excitement of its Winter Driving Experience (AWDE) to the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.The experience has been hosted in Nottingham Park in Avon and will conclude on Saturday. Participants have had the opportunity to drive the Audi S3, Q3 and allroad and work with Audi instructors on mastering a variety of skills beneficial for driving during the winter months.

If you've not had a chance to make it to AWDE, please remember that winter driving conditions can return at any time.

Winter driving tips:
  • Be sure to carry plenty of windshield wiper fluid as liquid de-icers used to treat the roadways may stick to your windshield.
  • Let the snowplow drivers do their jobs by giving them extra room.
  • Slow down! Even roads that have been treated with liquid de-icers may be slippery.
  • Don’t use cruise control when traveling in winter conditions.
  • Be prepared. Have a scraper, snow brush, coat, hat, gloves, blanket, first aid kit, flashlight, tire chains, matches and nonperishable food in your car.
  • Make sure your tires have good tread.
  • Information on road conditions is available at www.cotrip.org or by calling the toll free number at 1-877-315-7623.
  • When calling from anywhere in Colorado, dialing 511 will also access statewide road reports.
  • Get road conditions directly to your smart phone or tablet using the free CDOT mobile app.
Once you're out of your car:
  • Wear appropriate footwear.
  • Watch the path ahead and move slowly as there is a likelihood of ice beneath the snow.
  • Parking lots and walkways can be hazardous; be aware of potential changes in walking surfaces.