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Winter Crashes Account for Nearly Half of All Crashes

Motorists: Prepare For Inclement Weather To Avoid Deadly Situations


January 13, 2022

According to research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place during the winter. Winter storms, bad weather, and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every year. With inclement weather in the forecast, AAA East Central advises motorists to take precautions to avoid deadly crashes.

“Preventative steps today can go a long way tomorrow,” says Terri Rae Anthony, safety advisor for AAA East Central. “Weather conditions that lead to black ice, heavy snow, and...

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