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TN Highway Patrol offers safety tips to drivers

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The Tennessee Highway Patrol is offering safety tips while driving, so you're prepared for anything Mother Nature sends your way.

Lt. John Harmon with the THP says troopers worked a total of nine crashes in Bradley, Hamilton, Marion, and McMinn counties Tuesday in about a 12-hour period. Two of them resulted in injuries and the remaining seven caused property damage.

In an effort to keep you safe behind the wheel, Lt. Harmon offered safety tips to Channel 3. 

He says the number one thing all drivers can do to protect themselves and their loved ones is BUCKLE UP.

Avoid all distractions when driving.

Slow down and adjust your speed to the weather conditions you're driving in.

Watch your distance between you and other vehicles on the road, especially during icy and rainy weather, which can make sudden stops difficult.

Finally, during the cold winter months, make sure all of the windows on your vehicle are cleared of any frost.

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