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Avoid accidents by preparing for Utah’s severe winter weather driving

February 9, 2012 — by Mark T. Flickinger, JD

Winter weather brings several outdoor pleasures. Building snow angels, skiing, snowball fights and sledding are some of the fantastic pastimes of a cooler climate. However, the snowy season also comes equipped with dangerous driving conditions. For example, a winter storm moved across Utah causing several accidents during the holidays. According to the Utah Highway Patrol, there were 47 accidents in Utah County from midnight to 5 p.m. on December 25, 2012. As road conditions worsen throughout the months of January and February, local authorities recommend that you pay attention to your surroundings and slow down when driving. However, in addition to safe driving habits, you should take the time to winter proof your vehicle. Prepping your car for harsh weather can help reduce your chances of an accident. How to winter proof your vehicle Before you venture out into sub-zero conditions, you should purchase functioning wiper blades for your windshield to ensure that your dr

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