In our last blog, we went over how to prepare yourself and your vehicle for the winter months. You've gotten familiar with your car's safety features, taken it to a mechanic to have it inspected, and even prepared an emergency kit. But what about when you get behind the wheel? There're only so many things you can do to prepare, so knowing how to adjust your driving technique when the roads are slick or snowy is imperative for your safety.
Winter is just around the corner, which means it's time for drivers to prepare for potentially dangerous driving conditions. Though most Nebraskans are no strangers to slick roads, ice and snow make every driver susceptible to getting into an accident. According to NewsNetNebraska, Nebraska is one of the worst states for icy roads. From 2009-2010, Nebraska had the second most fatalities due to icy roads, only second to Pennsylvania. Additionally, poor weather conditions, including snow and ice, are present in 20 percent of fatal highway crashes and 28 percent of non-fatal highway crashes.