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Getting Traction - Winter Weather Driving

Love it or hate it - winter is here!

It’s no secret that driving in the winter can be an absolute nightmare, and it seems every year motorists have to relearn what it takes to remain prepared and safe on the road. But the truth is, traveling in snow, ice, fog or soaking rain can be a major challenge for even the most experienced motorists. According to the Department of Transportation, there are approximately 1.2 million weather-related vehicle crashes every year - leading to, on average, nearly 6,000 fatalities and over 445,000 injuries. It’s clear we could all use a little refresher when it comes to navigating those slick roads this winter.

 

 

 

 


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