Recently went to a meeting with a friend of mine and was glad I was not driving. Snow, blowing snow and wet sleet made us slow down and take it easy. Not so those passing us both directions. Most of them went by as if it was a sunny day. If you really want to die on the highway, be my guest, but please don’t take innocent people with you (perhaps some of your own family who happen to be riding with you). Another item we discussed was the recent record of head on crashes in the area in clear weather, dry roads and no alcohol involved. The officers present put it down to distractions, i.e. texting, adjusting radios or DVD players, etc. Unbelievable !!
Safety Tip - Watch for drifting snow in open areas, anticipate icy conditions. (This tip comes to you courtesy of Doug Annett and the Skid Control School at Oakville Ont - www.skidcontrolschool.com )
Road Watch - For those who do not have access to a computer, our forms are still available at Mono Plaza and OPP at Primrose. Otherwise use our web site on the Internet.
Don Butt is currently the Public Relations and Media Contact for the Mono Community Policing Committee. If you would like more information on anything covered in Don’s Column or would like to see a topic of public interest or safety covered; post a comment below.