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Trooper says increase your following distance PDF Print
Wednesday, 02 January 2008 21:44

Sgt. David Searcy with Highway Patrol has some tips drivers need to think about when driving in inclement weather.

 


“Slow down when you get up to a curve. Don’t let the curve run up on you because, if you hit your brakes then, it’s too late.”

 

Most importantly, increase your following distance to 10 feet per 10 miles per hour.

 

“Sometimes that may not be enough. If you’re on a hill and you have to hit the brakes hard, something stops in front of you, gravity make take over on the snow and ice, and you slide on into the vehicle.”

 

Take your time. Plan enough time for your commute so that you can travel at a speed you feel comfortable with.
  
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