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Safe Driving Speeds in the Snow

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If you were driving in the snow Monday you might have seen a few car crashes. Troopers say after going to accidents all day there is no such thing as driving too slow. 

They say the roads look dry but they're not and that's what's causing a lot of the car crashes. People think they can stop in time for a red light and then their tires start to skid and they swerve of the road. 

Before you start driving, warm your car up for at least 20 minutes. Under the newly fallen snow is ice and you should not rely on your brakes, rather your speed which should be slower than normal.

"In this kind of conditions there is no way too slow, but if you are going to drive way under the speed limit considerably under the speed limit then do so in the far right lane. If you don't need to be driving anywhere if you're not emergency services vehicle you don't need to go somewhere stay home," said Sgt. Zach Elmore.

Troopers also say it's illegal to drive with snow covering your window. Make sure you get the ice off your car's roof, the windshield, blinkers, and especially the brake lights.


 

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