RNC issues winter driving safety advisory

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is reminding motorists to use extra care and caution when driving during inclement weather and issues a number of tips for safe driving.

• Ensure your vehicle is equipped with proper winter tires which are in good condition.

• Fill the windshield wash reservoir and ensure that your vehicle is equipped with winter wipers.

• Ensure that your vehicle is equipped with an emergency kit and a shovel.

• Clean snow off all windows, headlights and indicator lights; and remove loose snow from roof, trunk and bonnet.

• Ensure windows are defogged.

• Reduce your speed; the posted speed limit is a maximum speed for ideal driving conditions. Remember snow means slow.

• Increase the distance between you and the car in front of you.

• When approaching intersections, slow down well in advance of the intersection to ensure safe stopping.

• Allow more time between vehicles to start from a stopped position at intersections and traffic control devices.

• Always practice the 3 C's of driving: Care, Caution and Control.

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  • jon
    November 20, 2012 - 11:23

    Sad people have be "reminded" of common sense .

  • Hass Ole
    November 20, 2012 - 10:10

    Good luck with getting most people to follow any of the, common sense, suggestions. The driving habits of far too many drivers today are atrocious and driver courtesy is a lost art.