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AAA Recommended Winter Driving Equipment

Discussion in 'Exploring everything under the sun!!' started by Rick, December 30, 2005.

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      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      AAA recommends that all drivers have the following equipment in a winter emergency kit:

      # A cell phone
      # Flashlight
      # Small snow shovel and brush
      # Traction mats
      # Ice scraper
      # Battery booster cables
      # Warm blanket
      # Flares/triangle warning devices
      # Heavy gloves
      # Windshield washer fluid
      # First aid kit
      # Bottled water
      # Energy bars
       
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      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      13: The number of times more likely to be involved in an accident while driving in heavy snow than under normal conditions. That is the same elevated risk as driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.13.
      Iowa State University

      $248 million: Economic impact of winter-related accidents in the state of Iowa alone.
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      1.5 million: Annual weather-related accidents in the U.S., accounting for 800,000 injuries and 7,000 fatalities. National Academy of Sciences
       
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      CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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      My work vehicle will have most of those when done. The water and energy bars I hadn't thought of yet, thanks.
       
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      Its 74 degrees outside, im wearing boardshorts and an old tshirt with the sleeves cut out. God bless the south. :p
       
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      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      Yep, it's summer here in AZ too. We have two seasons ya know... Summer and Hell :D
       
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      hahaha on and icy day I see 10-15 cars in ditches or off the side of the road, many of them with damage.

      Its really fun when the plow guys come by and your abandonded vehicle becomes a ice sculpture.

      Sliding around is part of the fun! (sometimes not so fun)
       
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      Bottled ice. :D
       
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      Well most of Arizona. Unless hell is ice cold. Or frozen over.
       
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      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      Very true.. the last few years I haven't ventured out to AZs cold country so I sort of forgot about it :D
       
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      i have a cell phone and some light tools ice scraper,gloves,jumper cables..all that would be needed in town... i have not ventured out of town tho. and if i was i would prolly bring everything on that list as both highways out of town are pretty bad in winter.
       
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      YEAH BUDDY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Some call it snow I call it little white dollar signs. :thumbsup:
       

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