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Author's Note: How do you stop an out-of-control car?

My first car accident, at age 17, occurred on a rain slick road. I was driving a little too fast for conditions. I turned a corner and a car was stopped in front of me. I hit the brakes and nothing happened. Fortunately, nobody was hurt when I rear-ended the car in front of me, but my own car was in the repair shop for several days. Years later, I made the mistake of going out shopping on a snowy night and ruined the alignment on my Toyota Corolla when I went into a sideways skid and hit the curb. I'd like to think I've learned enough since both of those accidents that they'll never happen again (I've also moved to a warmer climate, where the only weather problem is the occasional rainstorm), but all I can say is that you should practice what I preach and not what I've been known to do. Those accidents taught me to treat wet and icy roads with respect -- and I hope you do the same.

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