Winter Weather Driving

Winter weather driving is upon us, so it is essential to be prepared before heading out the door! There are many things that can be done to keep you and your family safe during the winter driving season such as:
•Ensure your vehicle is in good working condition with ample tread on your tires to withstand snow and icy roads. Be sure to keep a full gas tank for out of town trips.

•Pack an emergency kit to keep in the back of your vehicle or truck such as: jumper cables, tow rope, flashlight, cell phone charger, winter boots, extra set of gloves and hat, blankets, shovel, ice scraper, water/snacks.

Alfred Doolittle is what people of the time might refer to as a street rat or a commoner or as he calls himself, “one of the undeserving poor”(Shaw 57). He does not “deserve” handouts from charities, but also suffers from having to pay as much as the “deserving,” blaming the problem on “middle class morality,”(57) but does not wish to change either. People such as Higgins and Pickering look down on him after his sudden appearance, and Higgins, initially believing he was using Eliza to blackmail him for money, but in reality was just willing to sell his daughter. Doolittle goes against the norms of society however, with a somewhat calculated approach, as if trying to avoid getting near the threshold of middle class because in his mind “Ten pounds is a lot of money: it makes a man feel prudent,”(59) as he looks down on the life of the middle class despite being in the lower. Which seems to suggest he’s moving away from an ideal marxist situation, where improving your social class and financial status is wanted, and worked on by any and all classes below the top of the pyramid. You can find more information about this theme at Australian Writing samples.

•Tune in to your local radio station for up to date reports on weather/road conditions and most recent school announcements.

•Visit the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s website:

•Download the app to your Apple/Android device to view road conditions for the state of Minnesota and click on cameras to view live images of where you plan to travel.

Stay Warm! Stay Safe!

Submitted by Kristin Swann, RN Case Manager from our Redwood Falls office