The Farmer's Almanac Has Spoken: Winter 2020 Will Be a Rough One

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Whether it's your first Colorado winter or your twentieth, you should always be prepared for driving on snowy roads. Because the roads can become very dangerous very quickly once snow and ice arrive, McDivitt Law Firm has put together a list of winter driving safety tips for you to brush up on.
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1. Be aware of other drivers. Colorado roads are bustling at all times of the day - even more so when professionals and school children are sent home early due to inclement weather. On top of this, there are lots of tourists visiting mountain resorts who don't know how to drive in the snow which means you need to give plenty of distance between yourself and other cars.
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2. Stock your vehicle properly. Keep blankets, matches, food, flashlights, ice melt, windshield wiper fluid, hats, gloves, coats, boots, and snow pants handy in case you become stranded.
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3. Make sure you've got the right tires. Colorado has a law that requires a minimum tire tread of 3/16 of an inch, so take a close look at your treads to ensure you're in compliance. Also, make sure you have snow tires available in case you live in an area that sees a dense amount of snowfall each year.  
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4. Respect the snowplows. Avoid passing on the right side of a snowplow as they are designed to push all the snow on the road off to the right. Trying to pass an active snow plow could not just damage your vehicle, but also cause you to lose visibility temporarily. Also, give a generous amount of room between yourself and the snowplow. You never know when a plow will have to come to a sudden stop. Another reason to not get too close is that snowplows often drop sand, salt, or other materials to break down ice on the road. If you are following too close, this debris could cause damage to your car.
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5. Remember that "4-wheel drive" doesn't mean "4-wheel stop". When it comes to winter weather, no amount of 4-wheel drive will keep you from sliding across an icy road. Take your time and don't follow another driver too closely.  
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McDivitt Law Firm knows that accidents can happen to even the most cautious individuals, so if you got injured while driving on snowy roads, contact McDivitt immediately. We are dedicated to your case and are more than prepared to take on the insurance companies for your sake. Don't settle for less when McDivitt Law Firm is on your side!

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