Winter Weather Safety in the Blizzard of 2010
The blizzard of 2010 is slamming parts of the United States. INSIDE EDITION talks to an AAA spokesman to find out how to stay safe on the road during snowy conditions.
The blizzard of 2010 beats down on the nation
Good Morning America's Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos braved the freezing conditions to anchor the show from New York's snowy Times Square.
And The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg couldn't even make it into work, she was snowed in!
In Washington, D.C., the White House lived up to its name, completely blanketed in almost three feet of snow.
Whiteout conditions are making roadways treacherous for driving across the United States. Motorists are slipping and sliding all over the roadways, and there have been several multiple car pile-ups.
"You really need to keep your speed down, you need to increase the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you," says AAA spokesman Robert Sinclair. He is sharing important safety tips for every driver navigating the nasty roads.
According to Sinclair, the most important rule if your car breaks down or if you get into an accident is: it's vital to abandon your vehicle, because standing on the side of the road can be deadly.
Sinclair says to stand well behind the vehicle, up to five or six car lengths. He also tells INSIDE EDITION it's best to pull off the road in the event of an accident before exchanging information with another driver.
Sinclair says to abandon the vehicle because if a car comes upon you at high speed and they hit you while you're sitting in that vehicle you could be badly hurt.
And lastly, before you hit the road, always make sure you're prepared for an emergency. A shovel and an ice scraper are obvious choices, but a blanket and a flashlight are also good to have, just in case.
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