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State Patrol offer safety tips after "mega-crashes"

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The Iowa State Patrol is offering tips for drivers after two mega-crashes in central Iowa during icy weather.
Both crashes happened on I-35: a 70-car pileup on February 5 near Ames and a 90-car pile-up near Huxley on February 17.
Because of these mega-crashes, State Patrol is offering the following tips to keep yourself safe on the roads:
    Reduce your speed to the condition of the road;
    Increase your following distance;
    Use extra caution in the areas accelerating/decelerating (on ramps, off ramps, intersections);
    Anticipate - look up the road when traveling;
    Speed limit(s) are designed for ideal conditions.  
Traveling 70 mph on dry pavement, requires an overall stopping distance of around 350ft.
Traveling 50 mph on dry pavement, requires an overall stopping distance of around 198ft.
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