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Winter Driving Experts Say Avoiding Trouble Doesn't Mean Just Going Slow

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - If we get snow and ice, local drivers will be tested tomorrow and Saturday. Winter driving experts say avoiding trouble means adjusting to the conditions, but that doesn't mean just going slow. Bridgestone Tires, headquartered here in Nashville, has a bad weather driving school in Colorado. Director Mark Cox says when you're dealing with ice, you have to make the most of your car's limited gripping ability. In addition to leaving plenty of room between you and the next vehicle, Cox says you need to do one thing at a time. Bridgestone instructors say the best drivers also anticipate trouble and keep distractions to a minimum. That means no phone calls when battling snow and ice, not even hands free. Several weekend events have been canceled because of the weather, including Christmas on the Cumberland in Clarksville. So far, Nashville's Christmas Parade is still on for tomorrow night. You can get a list of cancellations and up to date information on the winter weather 24/7 here on our website.

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