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Safe Winter Driving Tips

Most of us have been driving in snow and ice for as low as we can remember. But, it's always good to review some safe winter driving tips.

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Get Your Car Ready For Winter

When it comes to getting my car ready for winter, I had a good teacher...my father. He always reminded me to get those snow tires on, have a good snow brush, buy a set of jumper cables for the trunk, and keep a shovel in that trunk as well. (I stopped short of the two sand bags that he used to have in his car). And, there are some other winter car prep tips you may want to take note of.

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Snow Tires Or All-Season Radials For Winter Driving?

My father was a big believer in snow tires, and living in the Utica-Rome area all my life, I am too. Every year at about this time, I make sure that I have my four snow tires installed on my car. But, you do hear many people say they have all-season radials, and that's good enough. Here are more thoughts on the subject.

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Items You Should Always Have In Your Car

At one time or another we have all had a car problem while on the road. Those are the times we usually say, "I wish I had a flashlight" or "I should have a tool kit in the glove box". Actually there are a number of items that we should all have in our vehicles. See how many of them you have.

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Best Foods To Eat While You Are Driving

 

Texting while driving? A no-no. Using a cell phone while driving? Dangerous. But how about eating while driving. While there is no law against it--so far--there are some foods that are safer than others to consume while behind the wheel. Which ones?

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Other Drivers Shouldn’t Keep You Guessing

I'm sure you've had this happpen to you. You're driving to work, and the guy (or woman) ahead of you has his left turn signal on for three miles. Or, the car ahead of you turns without using a turn signal. What do you do?

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Drive Extra Carefully Today On Halloween

For those of us with kids already grown, Halloween is not something we think about during the day, until we open the door for trick or treaters tonight. Here's a friendly reminder to drive extra carefully today. There'll be lots of foot traffic with the little trick or treaters, especially during the noon hour lunch break, when kids may parade around their school, 2:30 p.m. on when they get out of school, and from about 4:00 p.m. through tonight.

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Department for Transport via Getty Images
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Click It So You Don’t Get A Ticket

Local law enforcement officials continue to urge you to click that seat belt, and drive safely during the "Frog Days of Summer". Over the weekend, a number of drivers were ticketed for not wearing their seat belts.

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Keep Your Eyes On The Road And Hands On The Wheel

With the warmer weather here and vacation traveling just around the corner, many of us will be doing a lot more driving. At Big Frog 104, we want those drive times to be safe ones. So, as the old saying goes, keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. Now, a new study indicates the five riskiest distractions while driving.

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Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images
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Herkimer County Defensive Driving Course Starts Tuesday

There are many benefits of enrolling in a Defensive Driving Course, and Herkimer County is offering one beginning this Tuesday.

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By: Christopher Furlong Getty Images News
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Safest And Most Dangerous Cities to Drive In

As many of us will be taking a road-trip during the "Frog Days of Fall", you might find it interesting which cities are safest and most dangerous to drive in. According to an article from Netscape, the seventh annual Allstate America"s Best Drivers' Report lists the top 10 in both categories.

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By: Justin Sullivan Getty Images News
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Asleep At The Wheel? Hopefully Not.

Maybe we don't get enough sleep, or work too many hours a day, but we had better try to stay awake and alert behind the wheel!   The statistics are quite alarming.

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