Here are some tips that should, safely, get you to your destination in a Cheyenne snowstorm. Take heed and don't be a hero because we don't need another hero. Check out some simple ways to be safe. For additional info, AAA Insurance has a good rundown.


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    Feng Li, Getty Images

    Quit Riding My Butt!

    There is nothing worse than some knothead, who's not paying attention, and riding the third point of contact of your vehicle. Please don't drive so close and give yourself plenty of room to stop, should the driver in front of you have to stop quickly.

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    Hulton Archives, Getty Images

    No Driving With Bald Tires

    I will admit that balding is beautiful in some circles, but it isn't when you're out on the road. Do us all a favor, and if your tires are bald, get new ones. You can't do much about your plugged hair follicles, but you can do something about your tires.

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    No Slamming Brakes Downhill

    Actually, you probably shouldn't be doing 55 mph down an icy hill anyway, but if you find yourself in that situation - Don't Slam On The Brakes! If you do, you just might end up taking out the 25 Christmas lawn ornaments in a neighbors yard. Take it slow and let off the gas, cover the brake, when going down a hill.

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    Ezra Shaw, Getty Images

    Don't Accelerate Up Hill

    Don't do what I did last year. Last year, I decided to put the peddle to the metal in trying to make it up an icy hill. A lot of good that did. I ended up at the bottom of the hill and, basically, in the gutter. My neighbor had to come and pull me out. Take a different route that doesn't have so many hills if you can.

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    Darren McCollester, Getty Images

    Don't Go Flying Around Those Corners

    I know it looked cool when Starsky and Hutch skidded around corners in the '70s, but you're no Starsky and Hutch big guy! The speed limit in downtown Cheyenne is 20 mph. If you're driving that speed, you should be able to slow down and take the turns safely, thus avoiding wrapping your car around a telephone pole or tree, for that matter.

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