Due to a number of ice related roll overs the Minnesota State Patrol is issuing a winter storm warning for Northern Minnesota. They also point out that it’s a time to be careful throughout the State.
I best thing to do is to stay hope and figure out something else to do. Maybe take a little time to watch what can happen out there:
The Department of Public Safety and the Minnesota Department of Transportation DPS recommend the following for safe winter driving:
• Always use seat belts.
• Adjust speed to road and weather conditions — lower speeds minimize crashes.
• Keep a safe stopping distance between vehicles, and leave extra room between your vehicle and snow plows or other removal equipment.
• Accelerate and decelerate slowly on icy/snow-covered roads to retrain traction and avoid skids.
• Do not use cruise-control.
• Do not “power up” hills which may cause wheels to spin. Build momentum before reaching a hill and don’t stop while traveling uphill. Reduce speed going downhill.
• Know your brakes — keep the heel of your foot on the floor and use the ball of the foot to apply firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal.
• Give yourself plenty of travel time — don’t put your schedule before safety.
• Clear snow and ice from vehicle windows, hood, headlights, brake lights and directional signals.
• Headlights must be turned on when it is snowing or sleeting.
For weather-related road information, call 5-1-1 or visit www.511mn.org.
For winter driving tips and more winter safety information visit http://www.winterweather.state.mn.us/WHAH_Home.asp.
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