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Driving Tips for Snow and Ice

Kansas City’s first large snowstorm hit one week ago, and today our grass and trees are still covered with snow! While snow can be stunning and beautiful from indoors, it’s not so stunning when you have to drive in winter-like conditions. Driver safety in winter’s weather is very important. Not only does driving safely in winter weather keep your automobile running efficiently – but more importantly, it helps keep you and your passengers safe! Avoiding Winter Weather Car Accidents Our biggest fears when bad weather hits is that we’re going to get into a car accident, and that we’re going to get stuck in the snow. We encourage all drivers to stay very ALERT while driving, and especially in bad weather. Do what you can to avoid any accidents. Always be aware of the cars around you, as well as any upcoming stoplights, stop signs or busy intersections. Drive slowly. While you cannot control if another car hits you, you can control how you operate your car and your alertness when it come ... read more

Winter Emergency Tips To Stay Safe

Now that the leaves are almost off the trees and the holidays are nearer it’s time to imagine family gatherings, fires in the fireplace, and being stuck in the snow. Be prepared for winter emergencies. Well, except for that last part. But as much as we like to think about the pleasant site of snowfall we should also be prepared for the less than pleasant side. This can mean accidents, becoming stranded, or just getting your car to start on a below zero morning. A Federal Highway Administration study said that 75% of all weather-related crashes occur on wet pavement and 11% happen on snowy or slushy roads. So having a winter emergency kit is essential for the safety of you and your family. What to include: a shovel windshield scraper and small broom flashlight with extra batteries-keep the batteries reversed until you need them in case you accidentally turn it on and burn them out. battery powe ... read more

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