As winter weather approaches driving conditions will become more hazardous with an increase of snow and ice on the roadways during the coming months.
Marshall County Sheriff Matt Hassel and members of the Sheriff’s Department have a few tips for motorists to ensure everyone has a safe and happy holiday season.
They advise drivers to clean snow and ice from all vehicle windows before driving. Also make sure there is enough fuel in your gas tank to reach your destination. Keep blankets and warm clothing in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
Another tip is to allow plenty of stopping distance when approaching a sign or signal and keep extra space between yourself and other vehicles on the road. Reduce your speed according to weather conditions and be careful on bridges and overpasses. Practice extreme caution when traveling through school zones.
One final piece of advice is to always wear your seat belt and be sure your child is in an age-appropriate safety restraint system.
The National Highway Traffic Administration also provides a few more safety tips that can be found here.