Does this look like a dangerous driving day to you?
We all know winter driving is extra risky.
But what about a hopeful day in March, when the sun is shining & you’re congratulating yourself for surviving another season of snow and ice?
Kelly with her husband
There’s a surprising risk in Springtime, which Kelly Cusick from DriveSafeRideSafe experienced just the other day.
Read her story below:
Melting Snow … and a Hazard of Springtime Driving
It was a classic Minnesota Winter driving day in late March.
Bright sun, blue skies & 32 degrees.
Still plenty cold, but the combination created the ILLUSION of Springtime.
It taught me a lesson about a different kind of driving danger at this time of year.
On my way to picking up kids from school, I saw two crashes. One was a vehicle in the highway median – upright, but actually between the guard rails!
Another was a car that had slid off a ramp embankment and was stuck at an angle on the shoulder, ready to be pulled up the snowy slope by a tow truck.
As I was driving, I heard a radio traffic report. It described both the crashes I’d just seen. And it also mentioned a third in the metro area.
This seemed peculiar to me. There wasn’t any snow on the roads. Visibility was great.
It wasn’t rush hour. The “data” was puzzling.
Then I had my own close-call, which probably explains those other crashes.
It seems like a lesson worth sharing…
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