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Road Conditions are Not an Excuse!

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Every Minnesota driver is required to keep control of their car. They are also required to drive in a manner commensurate with the road conditions. I was thinking about this as I watched a car speed through a intersection. While I wasn't in the car to be sure, it seemed from observation that the driver believed that since they couldn't properly stop without sliding, they were free to use that momentum to go right through a red light.

I was able, with a little less speed and applying the breaks earlier, to stop. A stop sign or a red light means the same thing in every season. I previously went over the list of items to think of when winter driving.

Let's reiterate a couple:

1) Slow down

2) Think ahead

3) Stay home if you can not safely navigate the road conditions.

Winter driving requires a number of things, including watching out for what the other driver may not be doing right.