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Preparation - Key to Safe Winter Travel in New York

January 3, 2012

NEW YORK - It was one of the mildest Decembers in New York in decades, but reviving winter driving skills will soon be put to the test. Pam Moen, spokeswoman for the American Automobile Association (AAA), says now is the time to make sure batteries and tires are ready for the wintry weather ahead.

"Those are probably the two things that get people in the most trouble during the winter weather. Also, make sure that you have all of your lights checked out and they're working properly, and that you've got a good set of windshield wipers."

Moen says some water, non-perishable food and a cell phone and charger are other essentials for longer road trips this winter. And she warns New Yorkers not to be lax in preparing a winter survival kit for their vehicles.

"You need things like an ice scraper; some traction material, whether it's sand, salt or cat litter; a snow shovel; a flashlight and some basic tools - and certainly, some warm clothing and blankets in case you get stranded."

Another important tip, she adds, is to pay attention to the weather forecast and road conditions before leaving home.

"Every year, people die, right here in the state, because they become stranded in extreme winter conditions and don't have the proper supplies, or don't know what to do to keep themselves safe until help can get to them."

Information on road conditions across the state is available by calling 511, or online at

Mark Scheerer, Public News Service - NY