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Tips for driving safely in winter weather


The change of seasons emphasizes the importance of driving with care. Here are a few tips to stay safely on the road:

• Before beginning any trip, check the current road conditions and weather forecast. For statewide highway information 24 hours a day checkout the state’s Department of Transportation website,

• Keep the car’s windows, mirrors and lights clear of snow and ice.

• Buckle up.

• Allow plenty of time to make it to your destination.

• Be aware of sleet and freezing rain.

• Be aware of potentially icy areas.

• Brake early and slowly and avoid slamming on the brakes.

• Keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles and t...

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