January 21, 2020 – Winter weather can put a damper on driving conditions, especially when snow and ice are involved. Hazardous storms and inclement weather are a factor in more than half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. AAA urges drivers to slow down, be cautious and prepare their vehicles for the cold days ahead.
“Driving in winter conditions can be challenging,” said Mark Madeja, AAA Oklahoma Spokesperson. “Black ice, heavy snowfall, roads that have not been cleared of snow and other bad driving conditions can make it more difficult for drivers to control their vehicle and avoid a crash.”
To help keep drivers safe on the road, AAA offers the following tips for driving in winter weather:
To prepare a vehicle for the winter weather ahead, AAA recommends the following tips:
“If you have no choice but to venture out into ice and snow, remember to pack an emergency kit and drive slowly,” said Madeja. “However, if you really don’t have to go out, stay home. Even if you can drive well in the snow, not everyone else can.”
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