EFFINGHAM - With the hazardous winter weather predicted, the Illinois State Police wants to ensure motorists are prepared for inclement weather and adverse driving conditions. It is recommended that the public stay home unless absolutely necessary. If you must travel, we want to remind drivers to allow sufficient time to reach your destination safely. The weather can change quickly and create hazardous driving conditions, but there are various steps you can take to make winter driving a safer experience. Regular vehicle maintenance, appropriate tire pressure, the use of seatbelts, and emergency car care kits are a great start.
The ISP offers the following tips for a safe winter driving season:
Reduce Your Speed
Don't follow too closely or tailgate
Don't make sudden lane changes
Always wear your safety belt
Move over and slow down for emergency vehicles