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The record-setting winter storm quickly reminded everyone of the road hazards that are caused by snow, ice and sleet. That’s why it’s important to make sure that you’re prepared while travelling during the winter months – even short distances.
“Many drivers leave their heated garage, drive in their heated car and get to work and never get exposed to the elements. Some people may not even put on a coat. But, that’s not a reason not to be prepared. You should always prepare for the worst,” says Primary Care Physician Dale Bautista.
According to Dr. Bautista, being prepared means being ready for any situation, regardless of how unlikely that situation may be. After all, the weather can be unpredictable during the winter. He agrees with the American Red Cross’ recommendation of having a winter safety kit in your car.
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Dr. Bautista also recommends checking and making sure loved ones and the elderly are well prepared during the winter months.