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Drive safe this winter


Durham police are reminding residents to take precautions while driving this winter, as well as to be prepared for any emergencies that may come up.

With Old Man Winter settling into the region, Durham police are reminding residents to drive safely this season.

With snow, ice and slush on the roads, it is important to drive cautiously and be prepared for emergencies. Durham police are offering several tips, such as driving according to current road and weather conditions, keeping a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you, avoiding situations that will have you braking suddenly, invest in a roadside safety kit and keep it in your trunk, always wear a seatbelt and bring your cellphone with you in the event of an emergency.

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