MOSCOW, February 13 – RIA Novosti. Russians who have to go on the roads during heavy snowfalls should leave in advance, take a “frost-free” with them, reduce their usual speed and increase the distance with other cars, SberAuto experts advised RIA Novosti.
Record snowfalls began in Moscow on Friday night, by morning the capital was mired in traffic jams. Aleksandr Sinenkov, a leading employee of the Phobos weather center, told RIA Novosti that heavy snowfall, blizzard and gusty winds are expected in Moscow on Friday. He clarified that the snowfall will continue on Saturday night and partly in the afternoon on Saturday. “The best solution would be to refrain from traveling by personal transport in the coming days. The probability of many hours of congestion and accidents is too high. If you still have to leave, you should follow a number of simple rules. First, be prepared for the fact that the road will take longer than usual – you should leave about 40-60 minutes earlier, “experts say. Infographics Moscow is one of the snowiest megacities in the world. This causes a lot of inconvenience to residents. About how the city fights snow – in the special project Ria.ru.
It is worth making sure that the car is filled: it is better to have a full tank of gas in case of long traffic jams. “Just in case, put an anti-freeze in the trunk, as well as a brush with a scraper and a car shovel in case of emergencies on the road,” the company notes, adding that it is necessary to take drinking water with you.
In addition, you should reduce your usual speed by 30-50%, do not forget about seat belts, be careful when maneuvering, and also increase the distance with other cars.
“At a speed of 60 km / h, it is recommended to keep a distance of at least 120 meters from the vehicle in front, that is, at least twice as much as it should be,” they concluded. Moscow Today: a metropolis for life