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KSP offers life-saving tips for driving in winter
From Sherry Bray, KSP Headquarters, Public Affairs Branch
FRANKFORT, KY(8 Dec 2017) - With the possibility of wintery weather moving into the state this weekend, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) is cautioning motorists to be prepared for hazardous driving conditions.
"Winter driving can present formidable challenges including sleet, snow, slick roads, freezing temperatures and reduced visibility," says KSP spokesman Sergeant Josh Lawson. "It can be a deadly combination if you're not prepared."
KSP reported that slippery roads were the contributing factor in 12,412 crashes and 51 highway deaths in 2016.
To meet the challenges of the upcoming winter driving season, KSP reminds drivers to plan ahead, make sure all passengers are properly restrained, drive defensively and ensure their vehicle is properly maintained to handle the effects of cold temperatures
Safe winter travel tips also include:
If you get stranded, staying in your vehicle is often the safest choice, says Lawson, who offers these added tips:
- Tie a brightly colored cloth to the antenna as a signal to rescuers."We ask everyone to please remember to be patient," says Lawson. "Bad weather often produces an unusually high volume of requests for service. Plus, the capabilities of first responders are limited, which increases response time."
KSP reported that slippery roads were the contributing factor in 12,412 crashes and 51 highway deaths in 2016. Lawson says the agency relies heavily on its social media platforms to get pertinent information to citizens when winter weather hits the Commonwealth, "We have had great success using Twitter, Facebook and the KSP Mobile App to share winter weather updates," notes Lawson. "We encourage drivers to download our free mobile app so they will have real time traffic updates when planning winter travel."
This story was posted on 2017-12-11 06:14:00
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