Bad roads? Slow down.

Winter conditions require more attention

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Reduced visibility and traction the main reason for caution in winter

For most drivers, their worst fear when it comes to driving in winter is losing control. The results can range from embarrassment to devastation.  Let’s take a look at what can happen, and what you can do to prevent or deal with it.

The safest way to avoid a crash is to recognize conditions that might lead to one. Crashes result from a lack of time in which to take corrective action. Whether you are driving on a long, smooth, dry road with plenty of visibility on a clear summer day in light traffic or in a blinding snow storm on an icy surface, there are three underlying factors that determine your safety — speed, visibility and experience.

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At the age of five I was already obsessed with all things automotive being able to identify the make and model of car by just the sound of its engine going down the street in front of our house in the small town on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Although I have been covering and writing about the automotive scene for more than 40 years and the light still grows brightly.