Snow Saftey Tips

It may be a pretty picture, looking at snow through the window at home ...however area Police say it's not so nice to look at it from inside your car as driving becomes more and more dangerous.

"i saw an SUV nearly hit a s.Beloit police squad on the scene of an accident because they were driving to fast"

Before you think about heading out tonight consider this.Rockford police tell us their have already been 20 accidents in the area.Right now both Rockford and Machesney Park are operating in emergency response mode..That means they will not respond to accidents that do not require medical assistance. In fact, if you plan on heading outside tonight, Area police hope its only to shovel.

"if you need to go out to a movie i don't think that's an emergency.. if you need to go out to the bar that's not an emergency either lets stay home and have common sense "

No matter how bad the roads, they say drivers will continue to get behind the wheel, making that much more important to follow special guidelines.

"Scrape windows, Make sure break lights are free from snow and ice.. and wipe license plates as well"

Whether or not we follow these tips is up to us, but if we don't, travel is bound to be a much slicker and dangerous task.

23 WIFR 2523 North Meridian Road Rockford, IL. 61101 Business: 815-987-5300 Fax: 815-965-0981 News: 815-987-5330 Fax: 815-987-5333
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