Woah! Be Careful Out There: How to Walk Safely on Snow and Ice

Woah-Be-Careful-Out-There-2017Walking on snow or ice is especially treacherous and wearing proper footwear is essential. A pair of well insulated boots with good rubber treads is a must for walking during or after a winter storm.

When walking on an icy or snow-covered walkway, take short steps and walk at a slower pace so you can react quickly to a change in traction.

Be on the lookout for vehicles that may have lost traction and are sliding toward you. Be aware that approaching vehicles may not be able to stop at crosswalks or traffic signals.

During the daytime, wear sunglasses to help you see better and avoid hazards.

Try to avoid carrying heavy packages while walking on ice and snow.

Remember that heavy snow muffles the normal sounds you expect to hear that alert you to oncoming vehicles.

Bonus Winter Tip: Cowboy boots, sneakers, leather shoes and plastic-soled shoes are not the best in snow and ice.