The Minnesota State Patrol has released a video recording from a dashcam on a State Patrol cruiser that dramatically illustrates why it's important to slow down when winter weather is present.

The video shows the driver of a pickup losing control and spinning out right in front of the law enforcement vehicle on a stretch of interstate highway somewhere in Minnesota. Luckily, the pickup and the State Patrol cruiser did not collide and the incident did not result in anyone getting hurt.

Besides showing the danger of going too fast for the conditions, the video also provides a clear example of why you NEVER pass a State Trooper.