Thompson Local News

Winter Weather Driving

With the snow here to stay, motorists are reminded to practice safe driving habits this winter.


Constable Sandy Deibert says drivers should clear the top and hood of their vehicle of snow to ensure it doesn’t fall and obscure their view when driving.


"Please remove the snow from the top of your vehicle or the hood of your vehicle before you head out for the day. You could end up having snow covering your windshield and obstructing your view which can be really hazardous. Windshield wipers are not going to be able to keep up with that windshield if a whole chunk of snow falls from the top of your car. As well, snow from the roof of your vehicle can cause other motorists to be blinded from the snow and snow debris left on the road can cause accidents. So be a responsible driver and brush that snow off the roof of your vehicle and, as a motorist, if you don’t do that, you could be charged with driving with an unsecure load."


Deibert goes on to say motorists should pay attention to their surroundings and watch their speed, especially during peak driving times.


Hear the full interview with Deibert on Thompson Today at 12:40 and 5:10 this afternoon.

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