Feb 29, 2016 10:35 ET
With heavy snow fall expected over the next few days, DRPS traffic officers will be out across the region looking for the following driving infractions:
Officers will also be looking for incidents of impaired or distracted driving and seatbelt infractions.
The winter months can be the most dangerous time to drive a vehicle. With snow, ice and slush on the roads, it's important to be extra cautious and to be prepared for emergencies.
Also during the winter, snow can impede a driver's line of vision, so motorists should use extra caution during this time to check for pedestrians and vehicles.
Here are a few tips to keep you safe on the roads:
▪ Give yourself extra time to reach your destination to avoid speeding and stress. Stay alert, slow down and stay in control when driving.
▪ Drive according to current road and weather conditions.
▪ Keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.
▪ Avoid situations where you may have to brake suddenly.
▪ Invest in a roadside safety kit and keep it in your trunk.
▪ Always wear a seatbelt, regardless of the time of year
▪ Check local weather and road conditions before leaving for your destination
▪ Bring a cellphone and emergency kit with you in case of a break-down
▪ Stick to the speed limit, or go slower depending on conditions of the road
▪ Regularly check blind spots
▪ Be aware of snow plows, salt trucks and emergency vehicles on the roads
For additional information, please take a look at our Winter Driving Video.
Below are attached files.
Winter Driving (JPG file, 110.0K bytes)