DRIVING TASK: Discuss winter driving, effects of adverse weather on equipment, maintenance, driving techniques, and risk assessments CONDITION: Classroom environment STANDARD : IAW AR 600-55 37th TRANSCOM WINTER KICK BAG
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TASK: Discuss winter driving, effects of adverse
weather on equipment, maintenance,
driving techniques, and risk assessments
CONDITION: Classroom environment
STANDARD:IAW AR 600-55
The following are the minimum requirements:
Arctic Sleeping Bag
Wet Weather Gear
Wet Weather Bag
Gloves with Inserts
COLD WEATHER CARE OF YOUR EQUIPMENT
Warm your engine, but don’t……
Clean the vehicle completely!
Lights, windows, and mirrors
Good all around visibility is the first step to safe
Remove all snow and ice off the vehicle
HEATERS & DEFROSTERS
CAN WEDGE REAR OF HOOD
OPEN TO AID IN DEFROSTING
CHECK ANTIFREEZE AT REGULAR
INTERVALS-AT LEAST 2x YEAR
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID IS FULL
SERVICEABLE & ON HAND
CORRECT MIX FOR TEMPERATURE
FACT: 1,500 people are killed yearly in the U.S. by Carbon
Monoxide and more than 10,000 are exposed to levels so
dangerous, medical attention is required
What effects does CO have on a person?
Makes you sleepy
Too much could be fatal
In order to prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, ensure:
Never run engine with windows up, leave one cracked while driving
Check exhaust daily for leaks
Proper maintenance habits are even more critical in cold weather!!
When performing PMCS, DO NOT touch metal with your
When climbing on vehicles, use extreme caution
use 3 points of contact
Why should you keep the fuel tanks as full as possible?
To keep moisture from condensing inside the fuel lines
Filter the fuel through a Chamois to remove water
Be careful because you can’t see it.
Where might you find it?
Bridges and overpasses
Once it finds you, what should you do or not do?
Ease off the accelerator
Steer in the same direction
as the back end is skidding
Make any sudden changes
in speed or direction
RULES OF THUMB
PROPER DISTANCE IS A MUST!
Use low beam headlights
If the fog is too dense, stop and wait
Release the brake & let the front wheels roll freely to regain
traction and steering control
REAR END SKID
- Take your foot off the accelerator
- Turn wheels in the direction the rear end is skidding
- Pump brakes slightly
What may result from a skid is a ACCIDENT
Drive at reduced
speeds so you can
Use your turn signals
sooner to give other
drivers more time
to warn of your
intention to stop
Maintain at least 3x
the normal following
Factors to consider:
Amount of experience
Road type (Autobahn vs. Secondary)
Unrestricted vehicle dispatches. Ideal road, visibility,
and temperature conditions exist. Drivers will observe
normal precautions and speed limits.
Ideal road, visibility and temperature do not exist. Increased
driving times, hazardous road conditions and driver experience
will be considered. Company Commanders will authorize
dispatches for their vehicles.
Only mission essential vehicle dispatches are authorized. Dispatch
will be marked “mission and emergency essential.” Battalion
Commanders may authorize dispatch of vehicles. Risk assessment
will be conducted for each mission.
Only emergency essential vehicles are authorized. Dispatch will
be marked “emergency essential.” Brigade Commanders may
authorize dispatch of their vehicles. Risk assessment will be
completed before dispatch.
Between 30F (-1C)
- 35F (+2C)
Black Ice *
20 - 50 m *
4 inches *
4 - 8
15 - 20 m *
Between 10F (-12C)
- 30F (-1C)
Sheet Ice *
8 inches *
15 m *
Sheet Ice *
**When one or more of the road conditions marked with an asterisk are present, the
corresponding road condition status most be declared.
Cold weather greatly affects the operating performance of your
Winter weather presents unique hazards
Snow & Slush
Hills & Grades
We can prevent accidents with constant training and safety
Adjust to conditions