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(Toledo News Now) -
The Toledo Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is warning drivers about the dangers of driving in winter weather and is offering some tips on what drivers should do in the event of a vehicle breakdown or crash.
From December 2012 through March 2013, 18,779 crashes occurred on snow, ice or slush-covered roadways killing 42 people and injuring 5,253. Speed-related factors were reported as a cause in 56 percent of these crashes.
In the event of inclement weather, the OSHP is urging motorists to:
-Allow extra time to get to their destination
-Maintain a safe distance between their vehicle and the traffic ahead
-Pay close attention to bridges and overpasses, as they are often the first to freeze over
-Drive slowly, as everything, including accelerating, turning and braking, take longer on snow-covered roadways
"In case of a vehicle breakdown, motorists should turn on their hazard warning lights, safely position the vehicle as far off the road as possible, call #677 for assistance and remain in the vehicle until help arrives," explained Lt. William Bowers, commander of the Toledo Post.
Troopers further suggest that if you get stuck in snow, make sure your tail pipe is free of all snow and debris, to decrease your chance of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Prepare your vehicle for winter driving by ensuring the following are all in working order:
Drivers are also encouraged to carry the following winter car kit items in their vehicle in case of a breakdown: