Snowfall prompts reminders for motorists from RCMP

By Laine Mitchell (Twitter: @Laine_Mitchell)
November 1, 2017 - 9:50am Updated: November 2, 2017 - 6:31am

Drayton Valley RCMP are issuing reminders to motorists that with old man winter approaching to drive carefully and to not leave vehicle’s running. 

Staff Sergeant Malcolm Callihoo would like to remind motorists that with the snowfall driving conditions have changed and roadways are increasingly slippery and difficult.  

To help prevent collisions Mounties say while driving make sure you increase your stopping distances as well as allow extra time to get across intersections or when pulling out of approaches as vehicles coming towards you may not have the ability to stop or avoid you in time if there is not enough space allowed.  

Another issue police face during the winter months are thefts of vehicles due to people leaving them unlocked and running prior to using them. 

Callihoo recommends the use of a remote starting system with vehicle disable in order to prevent theft.  If that is not an option, your best bet is to remain with the vehicle while it is warming to ensure culprits do not have access to the vehicle and keys while it is running. 

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