With the prediction of winter weather beginning tonight and continuing into Wednesday night, the Illinois State Police (ISP) District 12 is reminding motorists to exercise due caution when taking to the roadways.
Rain followed by wind and snow may create hazardous road conditions. Winter weather can have a devastating effect on when it comes to travel safety. Illinois State Police officials urge motorists to drive with caution, and to allow extra travel time to reach final destinations.
Police remind drivers to watch out for black ice. Roads that appear clear may be treacherous. Take it slow when approaching intersections, bridges and off-ramps. These areas are prone to black ice.
“Reducing your speed, limiting distractions while driving, and increasing following distances will help ensure your safety during winter weather travel,” said ISP District 12 Commander, Captain Kelly Hodge.
Stranded motorists are encouraged to remain inside their vehicles and wait for first responders to arrive.
Illinois State Police also want to remind motorists to yield to emergency vehicles and snow removal equipment. Scott?s Law (Move Over Law) requires drivers to reduce speed, change lanes if possible, and proceed with due caution when approaching emergency vehicles.