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When winter weather hits, let common sense prevail

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Driving can be difficult during good weather conditions, but the winter precipitation this last weekend was a real test with the rainy surfaces turning to ice making for extremely slick conditions.

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How quickly some do forget what it's like to drive on icy roads, when hitting the brakes means an instant uncontrollable slide before eventually coming to a stop.

And no matter how slick or difficult the situation, there are always those drivers who think it is okay to follow as close as they possibly can even when one quick hit of the brakes would mean rear end collision.

I just don't get where these drivers think they are accomplishing. If they feel the need to follow that closely, then they should use the passing lane to go around.

There are certain to be a lot more icy and snowy days ahead of us.

When driving conditions do become hazardous and it is necessary that we be out on the roads, we all need to take a deep breath, slow down and let good old common sense prevail.

The end result will be safer driving conditions and a whole lot less stress for everyone.

khuber@westfargopioneer.com

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