NRC Newsletter Q3 2019
It’s that time of year again with Halloween, Thanksgiving and December holidays right around the corner. As you drive during the holiday season, whether it’s to and from work, going to grandma’s house or family dinner, remember to be cognizant of distracted drivers and common hazards that you may encounter with little warning. During this time of year, the weather can change rapidly; air temperature can hover around freezing and a weather system could rapidly bring wind and heavy rain or snow. Being aware of changing weather conditions is important. The leading cause of death during winter storms is transportation accidents. Many accidents are avoidable if drivers take time to learn and practice safe driving in inclement weather such as snowy and icy conditions. Perhaps the deadliest danger of all is “black ice”, which is ice that forms on a roadway, typically caused by snow melting and refreezing. Since black ice is almost invisible, drivers fail to recognize these conditions. Driving at normal speeds over icy roads is dangerous and often results in very serious accidents. Always be alert to the possibility of black ice when temperatures are near or below freezing.
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