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How to Drive in the Snow

Living in Omaha, we get our fair amount of snow every winter. Yet, when the snow begins to fall, residents tend to forget how to drive in the snow. You'll see cars off the side of the road that have slid off or even rolled because of the weather. Fender benders abound, and being stranded in a snowbank awaiting a tow truck is no fun at all.

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HOW TO DRIVE IN THE SNOW

Slow Down

The number one reason snow is dangerous on the roads is because it reduces traction between your car's tires and the roadway. This means it takes longer to stop and you are more likely to lose control while driving since your vehicle's tires can slip. By going slower, you will be giving yourself more time to react to changing road conditions and have a better chance of staying on the road instead of off it.

Leave Space

Because of the reduced traction you'll experience driving in the snow and on ice, you'll need a lot more stopping space to actually stop. This also means that when you pull up to a red light, it's a good idea to leave plenty of space in case you do have to go around a vehicle that stalls or what have you. Plus, if someone rear ends you, you won't hit the car in front of you either.

Be Prepared

You should always have an emergency kit in your vehicle at all times. However, having an emergency kit geared towards winter is a good idea as well. You should not only have a first aid kit, but you should pack extra blankets, hats, gloves, and jackets to keep yourself warm. Packing extra food and water is a good idea as well in case you do become stranded for hours. Emergency lights and jumper cables are a must, as are having a shovel and chains that fit your tires.

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Living in the digital age definitely has its benefits. Everything and everyone are just a phone call away. However, having a cell phone means that some people become complacent when it comes to being prepared for emergencies. You still need to be prepared for an emergency in case your cell phone doesn't work or the wait for emergency help takes hours.

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