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Police Issue Warning to Motorists

Police would like to advise motorists to adjust their driving in light of today’s weather.

Since 6 a.m. police have received at least 50 reports of vehicle crashes or collisions. Treacherous driving conditions have resulted in reports of vehicles being unable to negotiate steep or sharply curving roads. The weather forecast is calling for snow, followed by ice pellets and then rainfall throughout the day.

We remind motorists to adjust their driving and be mindful of the change of road conditions throughout the day and overnight. A vehicle’s stopping distance increases when it’s slippery so allow extra space between your vehicle and the one ahead of you. When approaching a red light or stop sign, begin stopping earlier to help prevent sliding into the intersection. Visibility may also be an issue. Drivers are reminded to keep a watchful eye out for pedestrians and pedestrians are reminded to make eye contact with drivers and wait until the vehicle comes to a complete stop before attempting to cross the road.

RCMP

RCMP were kept busy today responding to over 80 collisions across the province.

Even though the weather had been predicted, some motorists were caught off-guard during their daily commute. The majority of collisions resulted in property damage while a few did result in occupants being injured.

Winter driving conditions are here. With that comes a reminder to motorists to ensure your vehicle is ready to tackle the fluctuating weather conditions we face in Nova Scotia. Some suggested tips:

  • Slow down.
  • Install winter snow tires.
  • Allow space between you and the vehicle in front of you.
  • Turn on your headlights.
  • Ensure your windshield washer fluid is full.

Road safety is every motorist’s responsibility.

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Source : Media Release

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