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Drivers Going too Fast for Weather Conditions, What to Do in a Crash

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Dozens of accidents can occur when roads are wet and slushy and police can't always respond to those without injuries.  
 What police recommend you do if you're in a minor crash is to get the following information: a drivers name, address and phone and most importantly insurance documents. The name of their company and policy number.  And you want to actually see the proof of insurance papers. 
Corporal Dan Haskins with the Joplin Police Traffic division says, "Its always good to verify that with somebody as far as,  almost like you're a police officer yourself.  Show somebody your drivers license, I am Dan Haskins,  here's my proof. I am who I am. Here's my insurance card,  specifically I would write that down because there have been instances where people have falsified that information because they might not have insurance." 

Many area major  roads  look clear after snow plows ran today. But that can be deceiving to drivers.. Because even though snow may be cleared, all that wetness can freeze creating black ice. During a snow storm  itself, conditions of roads can change dramatically as you drive.
Police say most crashes today were slide offs from highways with cars going into ditches. While crashes came, when were people following too closely.  So many crashes  happen police institute emergency road conditions and ask drivers to exchange information.They don't respond to non injury crashes.

 

 


   

 

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