Are you ready for Winter Driving?

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LONDON, KY (November 11, 2019) - Laurel County Sheriff John Root offers the following suggestions to help motorists to remain safe on icy, and snow covered roads:

Winter Driving – it’s just not normal.

Travel conditions can change from mile to mile, minute to minute. When there’s ice and snow, take it slow.

Driving in winter requires preparation, because you never know when you may find yourself stranded.

Black ice and slick roads are major contributors to vehicle crashes. However you can avoid a mishap by:

If you encounter these conditions, SLOW DOWN. The best way to deal with ice is to anticipate where you might encounter it, such as along shaded areas and bridges. Don’t let ice and slippery road conditions result in tragedy.

Along with slippery streets and highways, huge snowplows are often out there trying to keep the roads clear. Just be aware they may be driving slowly, and watch for snow, and ice being cleared off the roadway.

Winter driving can be a real challenge. If there’s ice and snow, take it slow.

Even if you have an SUV with four-wheel drive, it doesn’t mean you’ll be able to stop any faster or maintain control any better once you lose traction. Four-wheel drive may get you going faster, but it won’t help you stop any sooner.

No matter what type of vehicle you’re driving:

Snow requires more attention and less speed. Remember:

Safe drivers know the weather and they know their limits. If the weather’s bad, stay where you are until conditions improve.

Here’s a Winter Driving Safety Tip: