Winter Driving Tips in Minnesota

Winter Driving Tips In Minnesota

Driving in Severe weather can be no doubt dangerous and yet frightening in adverse conditions. This year in Minneapolis we were fortunate to have such beautiful weather deep into November, however winter has arrived today in the form of ice and snow. Below are a few driving tips that you should follow:     Accelerate and decelerate slow, until you know you have traction, a lot of accidents happen on acceleration/deceleration lanes, use caution on exits The normal dry pavement following distance of three to four seconds should be increased to eight to ten seconds at minimum (basically leave a car length per 15mph) Know your brakes, and stopping distance,...

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Essential Winter Car Care Checklist

  Here in Minnesota every season presents its driving challenges from pot holes in the spring to summer long construction season. However , however. Here are a few things that could save you future headaches and make for safer travel: Check Your Undercarriage The under carriage of your car is rarely a thought until you hear scraping or other strange noises. A lot of cars sit low to the ground these days, and in the Winter the snow can get pretty thick here in Minnesota making your exhaust system susceptible to damage. Visually inspect you muffler and exhaust system to make sure it is secure, and not hanging low, and free...

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NHTSA Plans Nationwide Planning Sessions to Strengthen Behavioral Safety Efforts

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WASHINGTON – The nation saw a slight decline in traffic deaths during 2014. However, an increase in estimated fatalities during the first six months of this year reveals a need to reinvigorate the fight against deadly behavior on America's roads, the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced today. NHTSA’s Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) figures for 2014 show 32,675 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2014, a 0.1-percent decrease from the previous year. The fatality rate fell to a record-low of 1.07 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled. But estimates for the first six months of 2015 show a troubling increase in the number of...

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