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Health Tip: Prepare Before You Drive in Winter
Take heed of driving conditions
-- Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- Icy, wet and slippery winter roads pose serious driving hazards, but some preparation before you leave can help you stay safe.

The Indiana Department of Transportation offers these suggestions:

  • Check driving conditions before you leave, remembering to drive slow and easy in bad weather. Or simply skip the trip altogether.
  • Make sure any snow that has accumulated on your car's windows, windshields, lights, signals and brake lights has been completely cleared.
  • Inspect your car's lights, belts, fluids, wiper blades, tires and hoses to make sure everything is in good working order.
  • Leave extra early so you have additional time to reach your destination.
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