‘DON’T CROWD THE PLOW’ & more driving safety tips

Driving in winter weather is dangerous, but we've put together some tips to increase your safety
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courtesy: Nebraska Department of Transportation

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- While most Lincoln roads have been cleared of snow, drivers should still be practicing caution while driving in the winter weather.

Nebraska’s Department of Transportation released these winter driving safety tips:

  1. Plan ahead-check 511, Nebraska’s traveler system
  2. Stay alert
  3. Avoid distractions
  4. Slow down
  5. Buckle up
  6. Don’t crowd the plow

The U.S. Department of Transportation recommended those stopped or stalled in their car during winter should follow these tips:

  1. Stay with your car and don’t overexert yourself
  2. Put bright markers on the antenna or windows and keep the interior dome light turned on
  3. To avoid asphyxiation from carbon monoxide poisoning, don’t run your car for long periods of time with the windows up or in an enclosed space. If you must run your vehicle, clear the exhaust pipe of any snow and run it only sporadically — just long enough to stay warm

MORE WINTER WEATHER STORIES: How to safely remove snow from tree limbs, Check your neighborhood on Lincoln’s snow plow map, HOW TO: Snow painting

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