As we see lake effect snow fall in the coming days, we have to remember it is important to travel safely as well.

From 2016 to 2020, there were reported over 200,000 crashes on Michigan roads in icy, snowy, and slushy conditions, according to Michigan State Police.

Winter Weather: Heavy lake effect snow threat prompts Weather Alert Days
Out of those crashes, about 370 drivers lives were taken. Over 2,500 individuals were seriously injured, state police said.

Troopers asked driver to review these safety tips from Michigan State Police:

  • Drive slow on ice and snow, it take your vehicle upo to 10 times longer to stop on snow or ice.
  • Allow several car lengths of space
  • Use turn signals sooner than normal
  • Avoid sudden turning or change in speed
  • Make sure headlights are on
  • Don’t pull off onto the shoulder
  • Try not to get close to the vehicle in front for tail light visibilty
  • If snow conditions worsen while driving, get off at the next exit and ‘wait it out’

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