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Trouble Starts Once the Snow Stops
Hamilton, NJ, March 14, 2017 – Many New Jersey motorist heeded safety warnings on Tuesday and stayed off the roads during the brunt of the storm, but as conditions improve AAA warns motorists to remain cautious.
“Once the snow stops drivers get anxious to return to the roads, once that happens AAA is expecting to see an increase in roadside rescues after a fairly quiet day,” says Tracy Noble, spokesperson for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “If you choose to be out, drive with caution and give road crews plenty of room to do their job safely, as roadways will remain slick and slippery due to sub-freezing temperatures through at least Thursday.”
Dangerous winter storms and bad weather are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than two thousand road deaths every winter, according to the latest research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
“For everyone’s safety on the roads, drivers should allow plenty of extra time to properly clean off their vehicle before getting behind the wheel,” added Noble. “According to the Administrative Office of the Courts, between January and February of 2017, municipal police departments in New Jersey handed out 867 tickets to motorists who failed to remove ice and snow from their vehicles before driving.”
To aide motorists that choose to venture out AAA will have its full fleet of roadside rescue vehicles ready, a stockpile of batteries, its call centers staffed and emergency responders ready to go but the hope is that drivers will do all they can to avoid getting stuck out in the cold.
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