INDOT Winter Traveling Tips

As part of Winter Weather Preparedness Week this Nov. 15 through 21, the Indiana Department of Transportation on Wednesday detailed its preparations for the upcoming winter season. INDOT today encourages the motoring public to prepare themselves for safe winter travel. INDOT urges drivers to reconsider optional trips during and shortly after winter precipitation – especially heavy snows – when road conditions will be the worst. Each yellow plow truck takes 2-3 hours to complete its route with salt assisting in melting between passes. Motorists who cannot avoid travel must consider their safety and the safety of others by adjusting their driving to the conditions. Most winter weather crashes are attributed to driving at an unsafe speed for conditions. Drivers are urged to accelerate slowly, brake early and allow more distance if you need to stop. Remember: “Ice and Snow, Take it Slow!”

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