The weather is getting worse and so are the roads. In the winter with the cold and snow the community turns the key in order to get around town. The outcome of this is more cars on the road. Add in the snow and ice and you have a nightmare.
Here are some tips on driving in the winter weather. First of all, slow down. There is no rush to get anywhere. Next, if needed, leave a few minutes earlier. There are plenty of resources online where you can find road conditions and plan accordingly. Also, give more space behind the car in front of you. You may not be able to stop in time if an emergency occurs, and you increase your chances of causing an accident.
In the case that your car loses control and starts to spin, don’t try to turn the steering wheel the opposite direction. This will only increase the chances of flipping the vehicle. Just let the vehicle come to a stop on it’s own. It’s better to hit something than flipping your vehicle, which could possibly eject the occupants of the vehicle.
Because we live in Utah, we expect bad weather most of the year. But Utah also has a bad reputation of having some of the worst drivers in bad weather. If every driver in Utah just slowed down, there would be fewer tragic accidents. It would be a terrible feeling to have a loved one missing around the holidays due to a car accident which could have been avoided if the driver would have taken extra precautions on the roads.
Opinion Editor: Adellaide Nielson, Maria Jacome
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