12 Tips to Survive Driving in Alaska

Buckle up

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2. Buckle Your Seatbelt

Similar to other states in America, it is state law to have all passengers in an automobile buckled in while an automobile is in motion. The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) estimates that more than 15,000 lives are saved in auto accidents each year by the passengers and drivers fastening their seatbelts. When you add in the increased probability of meeting adversity while driving in the sometimes unpredictable weather of Alaska, and insisting on all riding in your vehicle being fastened in to their seat belts seems like a ‘no-brainer.’ Even the most experienced Alaskan drivers can find themselves on the wrong side of black ice and rough road conditions. The probability for a tourist or visitor to the area getting into a weather-induced wreck is even greater.

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