We still have too many car crashes and some of these could be avoided by looking ahead and getting the "big picture", as my friend Doug Annett of the Skid Control school at Oakville always recommends .Then you are aware of developments ahead and are prepared for a possible hazard. Adhere to the posted speed limits. It takes a much shorter distance to stop at 80 km than at 100 or 120. For those drivers who stop in the left turn lane at intersections, please stay behind the white line, or the poor driver in the right turn lane cannot see oncoming traffic This is especially bad with vans and large suv’s. Safe driving’ til next time.
In Ontario, every 7 minutes , someone is injured in a car crash. Getting hurt has far reaching consequences. Someone’s counting on you. You owe it to yourself , your family and your employer to do everything in your power to avoid being in a crash. (This tip comes to you from Doug Annett and the Skid Control School at Oakville , Ont. www.skidcontrolschool .com )
Phone Nos. – (a list of valuable numbers to have)
For all emergencies - 911
To report non emergency incidents or bad drivers -1-800-310-1122
Or by cell phone only *677
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.