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Driving In a Wintry Mix

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ANCHOR LEAD: Snow is on the minds of many Americans… specifically those in the Northeast as they brace themselves for what some are calling an historic storm. Drivers are advised to stay off the roads, but if you must head out be prepared. Brian Osuch has more. (:59) SCRIPT: Zero to Sixty, I’m Brian Osuch. Roads can become hazardous during the winter months – especially once snow enters the picture. GM’s James Bell says that’s the time to stay off the roads, but if you must drive… take certain safety precautions. CUT: (Bell) Make sure you have a shovel, flashlight, and charged cell phone. A full tank of gas is important, because you don’t want to end up stranded in a snowstorm. And one handy tip is to call your destination well before you venture out. Make sure you tell them which roads you plan on taking. SCRIPT: Bells says visibility may be minimal, so make sure you’re headlights and brake lights are wiped clean and visible to fellow drivers. And once you’re on the road. CUT: (Bell) Slow down and allow anti-lock brakes to perform as intended. Snow drifts often pile up on the sides of the road, so try to drive closer to the middle and in the already established tracks. You can slightly open the window or turn on the heater to help prevent the windows from fogging up. And be cautious of black ice, which is usually on bridges and overpasses. SCRIPT: For more information, log onto GM-dot-com. That’s Zero-to-Sixty from GM. I’m Brian Osuch
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