New Hampton, Iowa – With bitterly cold temperatures now being experienced by North Iowans, travelers are reminded of safety precautions they need to take in the event of a vehicle breakdown.
Iowa State Patrol Trooper Keith Duenow talks about how to prepare for traveling in bitter cold temperatures.
Trooper Duenow said the Iowa State Patrol always finds themselves busy with stranded drivers and while they do their very best to help everyone, he warned that it might be awhile for a tow truck to assist with people in the ditch or broken down alongside the road.
He offered advice on how to drive in winter storms or extremely cold weather.
Trooper Duenow reminded drivers that, especially in slippery conditions, driving under the speed limit is okay.
Duenow said the High Five Seatbelt initiative is taking place. He explains.
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