Belleville, Ontario ? 2 February, 2011, has a winter storm warning in effect for today. Police are reminding the public that most winter collisions are avoidable. Drivers need to slow down, stay alert, stay in control, give themselves more time to arrive at their destination and properly maintain their vehicles.
Police are advising drivers to:
- slow down
- vehicles take longer to stop on slippery roads
- clear all snow and ice off your vehicle to ensure an unobstructed view
- check weather and travel conditions before heading out and give yourself plenty of time to get to you destination
- drive according to road and weather conditions. Speed limits are for ideal conditions and it will take you longer to stop on snow-covered or icy roads
- keep plenty of windshield washer fluid on board