With the weather changing and temperatures fluctuating, it’s important to drive carefully.
Whether it’s in town or on the highway, we need to adjust our speeds accordingly and be safe out there. On Monday Moose Jaw had sleet, but nearby Regina had snow. As the day pushed on, temperatures rose a bit and rain fell in certain areas between Moose Jaw and Regina.
On Tuesday there were cloudy skies and Environment Canada forecasted some showers with temperatures dropping overnight with the possibility of it turning to snow. More rain is forecasted for Wednesday morning.
We might not want to admit winter is on its way, but the truth remains that it is. On Monday there were several accidents on the road, including a two-vehicle collision near Pense that caused a partial closure of the highway. Fortunately in that collision no one was killed.
When roads become slippery, we need to slow down and pay attention.
Don’t go whipping by cars on the road if it isn’t safe to do so. Pushing our limits and taking dangerous risks only puts other people and us in danger.
People tend to say, “It won’t happen to me.” But we don’t know whom it will happen to or when. No one is invincible. It can happen to anyone.
The best thing we can do is reduce the chances of it happening by going the right speed for the weather and by paying attention to our surroundings.
These pointers need to be remembered at all the times because, as drivers, we should always drive the appropriate speed and be alert. Yet with rain, snow, ice and/or sleet comes slippery roads and winter driving is not the same kind of driving as summer driving.
Don’t re-learn the hard way how to drive in wintery conditions.
Just remember to drive carefully and protect everyone around you, allowing everybody the opportunity to reach their destinations safely.
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