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Staying safe this winter season

Winter weather started early this year and we saw news clips from around the country of vehicles slipping, sliding, spinning, and – in some cases – tumbling into ditches or medians. These aren’t pretty sights for anyone.

Of course, the best advice, the advice heard most often, is to just stay put, wherever you are (hopefully in the comfort and warmth of your home). But sometimes that’s not possible.

When staying home isn’t an option, taking the time to ensure you pack a few extra items can make a significant difference if something does happen during your travels. And, if you follow Murphy’s Law, bad things only happen to the unprepared. Look at taking 15 minutes to toss a few extra items in the car as your “insurance policy” against Murphy’s Law.

Once you’re on the road, there are any number of “safe driving tips” available on the Web. They’re all pretty much the same—leave extra room between yourself and the vehicle in front of you, don’t jam on your brakes, if you do start to slide, turn your wheels into the skid. But, there are also a lot of common sense things that people just seem to forget about.

Making the decision to go or stay is not always an easy one. In any case, the best part of the trip is always the warm lights of your destination, welcoming as you arrive safely, turn off the car and breathe a sigh of relief.

Categories: Auto Advice

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