Winter driving in Ohio means snow, sleet, and ice which leads to hazardous road conditions. You never know when you may become stranded.
That is why you should plan for an emergency ahead of time by loading your car with a winter driving emergency kit. To help keep you safe this winter, we’ve put together a short list of essential supplies every Ohio driver should have in their car during the winter months. If you have suggestions for any other essential supplies, please leave a reply below.
Your winter driving emergency kit should include the following essential supplies:
- A first aid kit to care for injuries before help arrives.
- A flashlight with extra batteries to help with visibility.
- Non-perishable, high-energy foods like unsalted nuts, dried fruit, and hard candy.
- An ice scraper and snow brush to keep your windshield clear.
- Tire chains for those really icy winter days.
- Blankets, ski caps, and mittens to stay warm if you’re stranded.
- Jumper cables to jumpstart a dead battery.
- Road flares or reflective triangles to alert other drivers of your position.
- A tow chain or strap to help get you out of a ditch.
- An abrasive material like sand to help your tires get a grip.
- A compass in case you need to find your way out.
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