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Driving for dummies

What would poor, simple Hoosiers do without wise editorial writers to advise them on winter driving?

It may seem obvious that motorists adjust normal driving habits during these periods of potential peril, but too many drivers still fail to take unforgiving conditions into consideration as they travel on roadways. In doing so, they needlessly put themselves and others at serious risk.

Driving in snow and ice is not fun, and it's no joke. We urge all drivers to look at it that way.

The piece includes such startling advice as "Decrease your speed and leave yourself plenty of room to stop," "Break gently to avoid skidding" and "Keep your lights and windshield clean." And remember always that driving in snow and ice is no joke. Really, I mean it now, I hear you out there laughing. Stop in right this minute.

Oh, and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination,

Posted in: Hoosier lore


Wed, 12/15/2010 - 11:57am

I don't know if the editorial writing helps anything, but clearly more than a few people need the advice.