Texas Department of Public Safety encourages winter preparation

Posted at 11:18 AM, Dec 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-05 12:42:19-05

As the start of winter approaches, the Texas Department of Public Safety is encouraging all Texans to make preparations for staying safe.

The department's Northwest Texas region created a list of tips on their Facebook page to assist in that preparation, starting with:

  • Checking car battery
  • Checking windshield wipers (including appropriate freeze resistant-fluid)
  • Checking tire pressure, tire tread
  • Checking fluid levels
  • Lubricating door and trunk locks to prevent freezing.

In addition, the following is a list of emergency supplies drivers can keep in their vehicle:

  • Blankets/sleeping bags
  • Extra clothing, including gloves and a hat
  • Cell phone, radio, flashlight and extra batteries
  • First-aid kit and pocket knife
  • High calorie, non-perishable food and bottled water
  • Bag of sand or cat litter to provide traction for tires
  • Windshield scraper, tool kit, booster cables, tow rope and a shovel.

DPS offers the following additional tips for staying safe during possible winter weather. Check out their entire post below regarding safety tips throughout the winter.

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