Sheriffs office and health department team up to promote winter traffic safety

The Cache County Sheriffs Office and Bear River Health Department are partnering this holiday season to promote traffic safety with a focus on such issues as distracted, drowsy and impaired driving along with seat belt use. 

On KVNU’s Crosstalk program Friday, Sheriffs Lt. Mike Peterson said accidents occur often when the weather changes so drivers need to be prepared.

“Visibility is important, too,” Peterson said. “We need to be able to see what is going on around us.

“One of the most important pieces of equipment we should have this time of the year is an ice scraper and a brush in our car, not just for the windshield but for all the windows around the vehicle.”

A driver should be able to see in all directions and Peterson said those without clear windows can be cited. He said you should drive with your lights on during rain, snow or fog so you can see and be seen.

Other tips: plan ahead, leave earlier and travel slowly this time of year.

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