As winter arrives, so do frosted windshields and the potential for snowfall. Be smart and start your car before leaving to defrost your windshield completely. Our officers often respond to crashes where one of the drivers failed to defrost their windshield, hampering their ability to see! Better yet, when you have to defrost your windshield, AND your car is covered in snow, defrost the windshield while you clear the snow off the roof, hood, or truck bed cover. If not adequately removed from the vehicle, snow can turn into a projectile once you get up to speed on the road and cause crashes or injuries.
Finally, we always ask residents to stay off the streets during snowstorms unless they absolutely need to be out and about. Slick road conditions, low visibility, and frigid temperatures can all be a recipe for disaster if you get stuck out in the elements.