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SOURCE AAA Chicago
AURORA, Ill., Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Snow, extreme cold and blizzard-like weather can create extremely dangerous driving conditions for motorists on most highways statewide. AAA Chicago advises motorists to prepare themselves and their car. Motorists are advised to monitor weather conditions and follow advice from authorities. If it is not safe to travel and you don't have to travel, don't drive.
During severe winter weather AAA receives a high number of road service calls. AAA Chicago also advises that priority service will be given to members who are stranded or in a dangerous situation.
AAA recommends if motorists become stranded, it is best to stay with the vehicle. If you can start your engine, run it only long enough to keep warm. Make sure the exhaust pipe is snow-free.
Preparing for frigid weather conditions will help keep your vehicle on the road, advises AAA Chicago. Motorists can help keep their vehicles on the road by doing the following:
When taking to the road during winter weather, remember to drive with caution to help maintain your safety as well as that of passengers, fellow motorists and roadside workers. AAA recommends the following tips for winter driving:
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