The first snow of the season is here. And with that usually comes lots of car accidents. People seem to forget in a matter of months now to drive in the snow.

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I'm sure you're thinking that this doesn't apply to me, I'm a great driver. Well, that's what we all think until we're crashing into the person in front of us.

Here are some safety tips that I hope you will take the time to read before venturing out into this fluffy whiteness surrounding us.

Here's your 'Winter Weather Driving Refresher.'

  • Accelerate and decelerate slowly.
  • Drive slower than usual. The speed limit is meant for dry road conditions.
  • Know your vehicles breaks.
  • Make sure your tires have enough air.
  • Don't use your cruise control.
  • Use a 4 wheel or all wheel drive vehicle if you have one.
  • Keep an ice scraper in your vehicle and remove all snow and ice before driving. Make sure your lights are visible and that your exhaust pipe isn't clogged.
  • Be aware that bridges and overpasses are usually more slippery and use caution.
  • Stay home if you can. If the conditions are really bad, don't risk going out. Not worth it.

Good luck on the roads. And don't forget to make sure you always have warm clothes, you never know how long you may have to wait for help if you get stuck.