Use ‘com­mon sense’ when driv­ing in win­ter

Clarenvill­e driv­ing in­struc­tor says speed­ing, not driv­ing for con­di­tions ma­jor con­trib­u­tor to win­ter ac­ci­dents

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are de­signed to al­low you to move in snowy con­di­tions or in bad trac­tion, that’s the rea­son for the four-wheel drive. It has ab­so­lutely no pos­i­tive ef­fect on stop­ping or con­trol­ling the ve­hi­cle on stops or turns.”

He also noted that it’s im­por­tant to back into a drive­way or park­ing spot rather than drive in head-on, as ac­cu­mu­lated snow mounds may make it im­pos­si­ble to back out safely.

Evan says that there are no se­cret tips or hints for driv­ing safely in the win­ter.

“It’s com­mon sense,” he says.

MARK SQUIBB — THE PACKET

Al Evans is a re­tired po­lice of­fi­cer who now op­er­ates a driv­ing school in Clarenvill­e.

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