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. Continue reading
The new design of many school buses is causing some concerns about safety. A feature that was installed to give drivers more warning that children are in the area and the bus is about to stop is not being heeded.
In the past, when a bus would stop the arm would come out and the red lights would flash in unison. Now buses feature flashing yellow lights while the driver is coming to a stop, and once they stop completely they hit a button to put out the arm and start the red lights. Continue reading
This Monday, for the first time since 1979, certain parts of the continental U.S. will experience a total solar eclipse and even though only a partial eclipse will be visible from Indiana, it is important to stay safe if you’re driving while the phenomenon occurs. AAA provides the following safety tips for people who may be operating a vehicle during the eclipse. Continue reading