The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County Detachment is urging motorists to drive with extreme caution as Environment Canada is calling for 10 to 15 centimeters of snow on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 and road conditions are expected to deteriorate in and around Norfolk County, Ontario.
The OPP are urging the public to avoid travel, if possible. If travel is necessary, police would like to caution drivers to slow down and leave lots of extra space between you and other vehicles.
Some drivers don’t understand what “too fast” is. If you’re driving the posted speed limit on a snow covered roadway, you’re driving too fast. Adjust your speed to match the road conditions and ensure that your vehicle’s full lighting system is turned on.
The OPP are also reminding the motoring public that due to the snow and blowing snow that is expected to arrive, drivers can and will experience poor visibility, snow drifts and white outs. Drivers are being reminded to plan ahead, give themselves that extra time and to put away any distractions while operating their vehicle.
“We are simply asking motorists to drive according to the weather conditions, slow down and focus one hundred percent on your driving ability. That text message or phone call can wait. It’s not worth risking your life or the lives of innocent motorists on the roadway”, comments Constable Ed Sanchuk, Norfolk County OPP.
Police and emergency workers everywhere also remind all drivers that they are required by law to slow down and pull to the left of an emergency vehicle on the side of the road, so please be careful around emergency service workers while they out there ensuring your safety!