Winter storms are considered deceptive killers because most deaths are indirectly related to the storm. Many crashes are caused by "driving too fast for current conditions." Also, when the first blast of winter arrives, motorists often need to "re-learn" how to drive in slippery conditions.
Nearly a quarter of all car accidents are caused by adverse weather conditions, according to the Federal Highway Administration. As winter weather returns to Illinois and the Chicago area, we are reminded that many people are injured and killed in accidents that occur while driving in bad weather. Numbers from the FHA and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency indicate the challenges that drivers face in winter.

We urge Illinois residents to keep up with weather reports and plan accordingly throughout the winter. Righttime Medical Care, a leading urgent care provider, offers winter health tips to combat the unique challenges for staying warm and safe in freezing weather. Artic weather is approaching the Tuscaloosa and West Alabama area and will be with us through Wednesday. If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead. The following are winter driving safety tips from the Illinois State Police, the state Emergency Management Agency and AAA for avoiding winter weather car crashes and injuries.

When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites. Drivers should brush up on their winter driving skills each year and remember these easy winter driving tips. Vary your speed and gear use very deliberately in winter weather to maximize traction and minimize the possibility of slides or skids.

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