1.Wear appropriate footwear. Rubber soles with lots of tread provide better traction on ice and snow than other types of soles, making them a better choice for preventing falls.
2.Step down, not out. A lot of falls happen when people are getting in to or out of cars. Check your footing when you get out of a vehicle. Be careful of transitions like sidewalk to street.
3.Pay attention and be very careful when walking on slippery surfaces. Bend your knees a little, and take shorter steps to help lower the chances of a fall. Take slow steps, and on icy surfaces, walk like a penguin.
4.Be accountable for making winter safety a priority by making extra time to reach your destination safely. Avoid short-cuts over snow or through icy areas and avoid rushing.
5.Watch out for black ice! It is as slippery as regular ice (maybe more so), but hard to see, making it a major winter safety Hazard. Stay on clear walkways or those that are treated with salt or sand if you can.