Some rules for winter driving (or anytime driving) that everyone should do:

* Clean off your windows and the rest of your car. You’re not going to get there any faster if you are driving 10 mph because you can’t see where you’re going. That snow piled up on your car will slide off covering your windows or, even worse, covering my windows. The extra 5 minutes it takes to clean off the car might save a life.

* Turn on your headlights even during the day and especially in bad weather (it’s the law if the wipers are on, the headlights need to be on).

If I can’t see you, I just might hit you. You just might save a life.

* Just because I drive a four-wheel drive vehicle doesn’t mean I can stop on a dime. Please don’t pull out in front of me and then get mad at me because I am right behind you. Please be patient and wait the 3 seconds it will take for me to go by you, then pull out behind me. You just might save a life.

* Please allow plenty of stopping distance between us. There is no need to be so close to my rear bumper I can’t see the front of your car in my mirror. I will not go any faster just because you want to go faster. You just might save a life.

Judy LaPlante, China