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Don’t blame snow, ice for your crash

December 2, 2013
By DAVE WERNER (dwerner151@ verizon.net) , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Now that winter driving is upon us, we have a bad habit of blaming snowy or icy roads for "causing" traffic crashes -?they don't! Although we love to blame someone else or something else for our mistakes, in reality, snow and ice can't cause crashes - they are certainly a contributing factor, but the real cause is our failure to recognize just how slippery conditions are, or how much extra stopping distance is required or just how slowly we must take a curve under slippery conditions.

 
 

 

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