Winter Safety Tips
Driving in the Elements
Did you know that if your vehicle begins to slide on a slippery road, you should steer into the direction of the skid? Learn more about how to modify your driving for winter conditions to stay safe and avoid accidents with these tips from the Texas Department of Transportation.
Hypothermia & Frostbite
Exposure to cold causes hypothermia and frostbite even when winter weather is mild. Learn risk factors and how to protect yourself from these dangerous conditions.
A generator can be helpful during a power outage, but they can pose a safety risk if used improperly. Keep your home and family safe with these generator safety tips.
Why does North Texas experience more ice than snow during the winter? This article answers that question and discusses the science behind the Texas Department of Transportation's method of ice prevention on the roads.
Space Heater Tips
Space heaters may keep your toes toasty during those cold months, but they are also the second leading cause of house fires in the United States. Read these precautions before switching yours on this winter.
In need of roadside assistance? Contact the Texas Department of Public safety at 800-525-5555.
Prevent Winter Fires
Staying warm can be a fire hazard, which is why home fires occur more in the winter than any other season. Follow these precautions to help put the freeze on winter fires.
Fireplaces & Stoves
Keep your fireplace a safe and cozy addition to your home by opening the flue before lighting a fire and abiding by these additional fireplace safety tips.
Protecting Your Pipes
How to Turn Off Your Water In an Emergency
In the event that your pipes freeze and burst, be sure that you know how to locate your water meter and turn off your water.