8 tips to avoid winter driving wrecks

Published On: Feb 08 2013 11:58:27 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 10 2014 09:36:13 AM CST

As the first winter storm of the season hits large parts of the U.S., brush up on your winter driving know-how. Here's how to stay out of trouble when road conditions become icy.

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8. Plan for the worst. This is particularly true if you live in a cold place. If your luck runs out, have a few supplies on hand in case you have to sit around in the car for hours on end waiting for help. These include snacks, water, blankets, winter clothes fit for the outdoors, and a folding shovel, at the very least.

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