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CINCINNATI, Oh. (November 10, 2019) – AAA is urging tri-state drivers to keep preparation at the top of their minds in anticipation of the first snow of the season.
According to the National Weather Service, rain will move into the tri-state area Monday afternoon and turn to snow into Tuesday morning.
Even the slightest bit of snow can cause driving issues for travelers. According to research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter. AAA urges drivers to be cautious while driving in adverse weather.
"Driving in snow always comes with a learning curve," says Jenifer Moore, AAA spokeswoman. “If you have to be out on the roads, remember to drive with caution and give road crews plenty of room to do their job safely.”
AAA Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice:
Car Care is Key
The AAA Roadside Rescue Team has received more than 1,600 requests for assistance in the last 72 hours as cold temperatures have caused battery and other vehicle mechanical issues.
AAA urges motorists to prepare by getting a vehicle check, fill up the gas tank and pack a vehicle emergency kit.
“No one ever plans to get stuck,” continues Moore. “Preparation can make all the difference, as a typical 15-minute drive could take much longer, especially during morning rush hour traffic.”
Winter Vehicle Emergency Kit
Motorists are advised to pack a winter emergency kit now to stow in the trunk of their vehicle to have immediately available should the need arise. More than 40 percent of motorists do not carry an emergency kit in their vehicle, cautions AAA.
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