Public Safety: Now is the time to prepare for winter driving

Sgt. Lucas Adler, Public Safety Officer

As the seasons change, it’s time to start preparing for wintery weather. Here are some tips for being safe on the roadways in the colder months. 

As the weather gets cooler and snow and ice once again become an issue, give yourself extra time to get to your location. 

Check the tread on your tires, they shouldn’t be any less than two-thirtyseconds of an inch.  If you place a penny into your tread, with Lincoln’s head facing down, the tread should cover the top of his head, if it does not you should consider replacing your tires.  Tires with low tread can be dangerous to drive on in snow and ice. 

Bring a blanket or extra cold weather clothing and a small shovel with you incase you are stuck for a period of time or need to dig yourself out. 

Never let your vehicle get under a half tank of gas so if you do get stuck somewhere for a period of time, you don’t run out.   

Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface, such as snow or ice. 

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Public Safety is always available 24/7 by calling 245-2222.   And as always you can contact me by email at [email protected] or at my desk by calling 608-243-4165 if you have any questions.