Vehicles on the road in heavy snow

Winter Driving Safety Kit

Prepare for the worst and hope for the best when it comes to driving in bad weather. Keep the following items in your car in case of an emergency ‒

  • A blanket, rug or sleeping bag
  • A small shovel
  • Ice scraper and de-icer
  • Extra windshield washer fluid
  • Battery jumper cables
  • Cat litter or sand (to put under slipping wheels in case you get stuck)
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Phone charger
  • Drinking water and snacks
Sources:, “What to Keep in Your Winter Car Survival Kit,” (accessed Nov. 18, 2019), available at

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