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Simple Winter Driving Tips For Safe Traveling


Last updated 12/26/2019 at 1:49pm

West Main Street during a snow storm means less traffic, but there are still simple precautions that can be taken while driving in the winter. In many locations throughout Transylvania County warmer temperatures in town mean the roads are fine but in higher elevations or on north facing roads ice can develop. (Times photo by Sean Trapp)

Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for automobile travel. Motorists should know the safety rules for dealing with winter road emergencies. AAA reminds motorists to be cautious while driving in adverse weather.

AAA recommends the following winter driving tips:

•Avoid driving while you're fatigued. Getting the proper amount of rest before taking on winter weather tasks reduces driving risks.

•Never run a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage.

•Make certain your tires are properly inflated.

•Keep your gas tank at least half full.

•If possible, avoid u...

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