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IDOT, State Police Offer Tips Ahead of Winter Weather

Posted by wlpo on December 9, 2016

With snow in the forecast for the weekend, do you feel prepared to be driving in it? Two Illinois agencies are working together to help you “Get it Together” as winter weather picks up.

The Illinois State Police and Illinois Department of Transportation are reminding you of some simple rules that could make all the difference when driving in potentially hazardous conditions. Among them are common tips such as wearing a seatbelt and avoiding using electronic devices.

They’re also including some winter-specific tips. They say “Don’t crowd the plow” if you happen to be driving near one.

They also recommend you slow down in snowy conditions and avoid using cruise control in possibly icy conditions. Also, remember “Scott’s Law,” which reminds you to slow down and get into the lane away from an emergency vehicle you may see along the road.

As winter weather picks up, if you’re curious about travel conditions you can check them by going to

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