Tips to stay safe during your morning commute

Tips to stay safe during your morning commute
Posted at 5:37 AM, Feb 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-05 13:14:25-05

Roads are still slick after a Saturday storm dumped several inches of snow on Northeast Wisconsin. That, combined with today's cold temperatures, can lead to dangerous driving conditions.

Here’s a quick rundown of suggestions AAA says to consider to stay safe while driving in the winter.

If you're going to warm up your car in the garage, always open the garage first. If not, dangerous carbon monoxide fumes could build up.

Always check to make sure your tires are properly inflated. That's going to help you keep traction on the roads.

Going towards the back of the car, AAA recommends keeping your gas tank more than half-full. That's going to keep your lines from freezing up.

You're also going to want to keep your tail-pipe clear. AAA says if it's clogged, those dangerous carbon gasses could get into the cabin.

Now, you're almost ready to drive off. When you do, AAA recommends having a bag with emergency supplies just in case the worst happens and never using cruise-control on slippery surfaces.