One thing I have encouraged my boys to do is to have a winter survival kit in their car. I have encouraged them to do this, now have they done this? That remains to be seen.
Here in the Mid-West we have had an exceptional cold winter. It's important to have a blanket, windshield scraper, bottled water, candy bars, flashlight, shovel, gloves, wool socks, and band-aids. These are simple items, yet they seriously could save your life.
Can you imagine spending the night in a snow bank while stuck on a road? That has happened in our area and it can be a long night if you are not prepared. As a Mom, I'm always concerned about the safety of my boys when they venture onto icy Iowa highways. Jensen Delaerships in LeMars and Sioux City, Iowa, do offer a nice selection of reliable vehicles to help combat the elements. A vehicle with heat and a good set of tires are a necessity when living in Iowa.
If you are a parent of a new driver, my prayers are with you. I wish I could say that it gets easier as they get older, but it doesn't. I'm always praying that they get from Point A to Point B in a safe manner. My boys are 22 and 18 and I pray for their safety on these winter roads, every single day.
How do you cope with winter driving? Do you have a winter survival kit in your car? If not, make it a point to get one in your car today! This Mom is ready for Spring and ready for a day when she does not have to worry about winter driving conditions. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?