I cannot believe that snow comes to Kent again in April. With his back towards the window, my professor complained that he refused to look outside for he was not willing to accept the truth that the snow came back. Snow makes driving harder and accidents happen more easily. Considering the accidents my friends and I suffered from recently, and how dangerous machine a vehicle could become, I think intently that it is time to give some driving safety tips to friends who drive.
1. 注意新的交通规则。美国和中国有许多不一样的交通规则，比如Stop sign。中国没有stop sign, 我前几日刚听了一个朋友开车不经过stop sign而罚了$140。Stop sign设在路口是出于安全考虑，取代了信号灯的作用。
regulations. For instance, we can see stop signs everywhere here while cannot see any in China. I just heard about that one of my friends from China got a $140 fine for no stopping before a stop sign. A stop sign is set up for the safety of an
intersection. Be sure you will stop and check the coming cars before you pass the intersection.
2. When you are traveling, be sure to keep your maps and GPS ready and easy to grab. If you are lost, pull over to the side of the road before read a map or use the GPS to get a better direction. It is very easy to cause an accident when you are driving while checking direction. As well, cell phone, as another distracting objective, should avoid from being used while driving. Sometimes GPS could be tricky. If you are going to a wrong way on freeway, do not try to make any sudden turn during driving at a high speed.
3. Leave at least a car’s length of space between your car and the other cars. It is always good to keep a safe
distance. When the car in front of you has an emergency brake, you need time to react. When there is a car try to surpass you, let them go, and Do Not try to race with other cars.
4. Defrost Your Windows/Rescue your car from stuck. This is the most important tip for a snowy day and also the most easily to be forgotten. Make sure to turn on defroster and fan to help you defrost your windshield and warm up the interior of your car before you leave for drive way. These processes will keep your view clear during driving. When you are stuck in mud or snow, dig yourself out with a snow shovel. Spinning wheels can do nothing but make it worse. Placing some rubber material underneath will help drive out with ease.
5. Take your car for regular check. Check the wiper fluid, brakes, and tires, and be sure to replace wiper blades when they become worn-out.