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UMFK to host Winter Driving Workshop

January 14, 2005

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent is offering a one and one-half hour workshop on driving safely during the winter.

The presentation, which is open to the public, will be given by Michele Grant of the Maine Department of Transportation on January 26 at 5:00 p.m. in the Nadeau Hall Teleconference Room.

Grant will show a video about winter driving and then highlight items such as following distances, reaction times, distractions, and six conditions of safe driving including fatigue, alcohol and seat belts.

"I have asked her to focus on driving safely during the winter, including things to keep in your car for safety should you get trapped during a storm," said Caroline Williams, assistant director of residential life and wellness.

Grant lives here in Northern Maine and is able to provide helpful information directed toward faculty, staff, students and the general community as she drives the northern roads herself every day.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information contact Williams at 834-8751 or by e-mail at caroline.williams@maine.edu.