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Driving Brunswick 101

How to drive Brunswick Road in snow and ice:

The curve between the old lumbermill and the Y is a banked turn. When it is icy, this means that if you go around it at 35-40 mph, you will be fine if there is nobody ahead who is stopped. If you go 10 mph because you are scared of the ice and all the cars in the ditch, you will probably slide off the inside of the curve. So will all the people behind you. If you put your brakes on going around the curve or any icy curve, this is likely to make you slide.

Going down the grade from the airport, if you just let the car roll and don’t worry about slowing too much until you are going uphill on the other side of Idaho-Maryland, you can go right over lots of ice and snow. If you try to ride your brakes and go 10 mph, you will have a slidey, scary experience and so will all the cars behind you.

Going up the hill is always easier if you have some momentum. Trying to crawl or, worse yet, starting from a stop going uphill on ice and snow is almost impossible.

When somebody is behind you and you are being cautious, find places to pull over and let traffic by. It will help everybody’s blood pressure and be safer for all.

Ron Milner

Grass Valley

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