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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 2:47:00 AM

SAGINAW, MI — With winter weather now upon us, the Michigan State Police Third District Headquarters is reminding motorists to be aware of several factors during winter driving.

Motorist are asked to remember to do all braking before a turn is made and take proper line of travel through the turn to reduce the potential of a skid to occur.

If your car begins to skid, let off the throttle and brakes and use quick hand over hand steering technique to turn the front tires in the direction you want to go, officials say.

Said Lt. Brian Cole. “The most important factor to remember is the handling capability of your car is drastically reduced in winter weather, so it is best to use a slower speed to compensate for decreased handling.”

Cole offered more safe driving tips:
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bston
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 10:11:14 AM

Good tips for newer drivers every year.
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Straitliner
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 6:17:10 AM

I honestly cant believe people need to be reminded how to drive in the winter!
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loboso
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 2:15:52 PM

Agreed
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ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 2:11:55 PM

It's a good time to post these winter driving tips.
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bwatchingu
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 1:09:41 PM

Interesting
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md11capt
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:52:36 AM

Stay home and learn to cope with cabin fever.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:39:50 AM

Good advice
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BobBG
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 10:58:00 AM

Use winter tires if you drive where snow often falls.
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wrunner
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 10:21:01 AM

Listen to the safety tips.

Follow the safety tips.

Live by the safety tips.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 10:05:23 AM

Slow down on snow covered roads.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 9:53:53 AM

Don't run over snow men.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 9:30:28 AM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:46:18 AM

good
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:46:12 AM

COOL
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:43:29 AM

Remember that when you skid to do exactly what is NOT instinctive.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:42:11 AM

Thanks for posting...
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derKraut
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:36:32 AM

Bet tip is slow down and don't tailgate and rubberneck.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:35:06 AM

Good one
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:29:48 AM

Good reminder.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:29:11 AM

good
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07skydriver
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:24:33 AM

Just stay home.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:17:45 AM

Can't post these too many times. Thank you
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 7:45:19 AM

Reminders are good
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 7:44:54 AM

Good information for new drivers.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 7:34:21 AM

always worth repeating....
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 7:31:03 AM

Good share
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 7:24:40 AM

Young drivers have not developed common knowledge yet.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 7:13:30 AM

That's smart always turn in the direction you want to go. Another great tip always assume every wet spot you're approaching is ice.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 7:06:10 AM

Common knowledge and no surprises.
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nicven
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 6:51:30 AM

Steer into skid.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 6:48:47 AM

People will still drive excessive speeds with regular tires.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 6:41:30 AM

I with " Stay off the roads".
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 6:35:46 AM

Reminders never hurt...
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 6:35:03 AM

Just stay off the roads in such inclement conditions.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 6:11:35 AM

Good thoughts...I've got a new driver this Winter to teach
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 5:30:29 AM

Out of CO not really needing them now do I?
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 5:12:00 AM

Makes ya wanna go live in MI, huh?
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 5:00:13 AM

most people should just STAY HOME, and off the roads anyway
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 4:33:12 AM

Dangerous if you don't observe some basics, but fun if you get to test the traction limits in a safe area. One particular back parking area at Grand Sierra Resort in Reno comes to mind. Can't get that kind of practice down here near the Bay. Be safe this winter.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 4:29:44 AM

Thanks for the information
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 4:02:33 AM

Okay.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 3:47:21 AM

Thanks winter driving can be dangerous.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 3:45:10 AM

It is always good to be reminded what to do when driving in winter weather.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 3:30:45 AM

Michigan is a winter wonderland.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 3:22:16 AM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 3:19:51 AM

My first driving in winter was that of a young teen with my dad in a shopping center parking lot at night after the stores closed. Even a police car stopped to check us out and applauded us for learning the pitfalls of everyday life in the Great White North.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 3:16:20 AM

Common sense for those of us who live in the north.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 3:10:21 AM


     ok
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 3:06:00 AM

Could be helpful.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 2:51:34 AM

ok
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