Crashes Increase in Winter Months
(St. Paul, MN) -- The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is reminding motorists to use extra caution in the winter months. In 2012, crashes on icy roads resulted in 28 deaths and more than three-thousand injuries throughout the state. Officials recommend buckling up and driving at safe speeds for the road conditions. In addition, you're urged to increase the stopping distance between vehicles and not to use cruise control on snowy or icy roads. The D-P-S says it's also a good idea to have a winter survival kit including a scraper, small shovel, extra clothing and jumper cables in case of an emergency.