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Safe Driving Reminder

Julie Humphreys, Public Safety Communication Manager, 509.622.5868

Friday, October 23, 2020 at 12:43 p.m.

SPD reminds drivers to take some simple steps to help reduce collisions and stay safe with the first forecasted snow of the season

  1. Plan ahead and leave early for your destination - work, school, meeting, etc.
  2. Slow down - Speed limits are the posted limits for ideal conditions. When the road is wet or covered in ice or snow, the conditions are not ideal.
  3. Increase your following distance – this allows for more reaction time to hazards on the roadways and gives you more distance to stop.

If you are in a car collision, both parties should move their vehicles, if possible, out of the roadway to a side street or parking lot to photograph each other’s license plate, vehicle, driver’s license and insurance card. You are required by law to remain at the scene of a collision, and at minimum exchange information and render aid.



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