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Dec 07

Winter Driving Tips from Cary Police and AAA

Posted to Cary Police News Feed by Courtney Sage

Winter Driving Tips from Cary Police and AAA

AAA recommends the following winter driving tips:

  • Avoid driving while you're fatigued. Getting the proper amount of rest before taking on winter weather tasks reduces driving risks.
  • Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage.
  • Make certain your tires are properly inflated.
  • Never mix radial tires with other tire types.
  • Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line freeze-up.
  • Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface (wet, ice, sand).
  • Always look and steer where you want to go.
  • Use your seat belt every time you get into your vehicle

Tips for driving in the snow:

  • Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Applying the gas slowly to accelerate is the best method for regaining traction and avoiding skids. Don't try to get moving in a hurry. Take time to slow down for a stoplight. Remember: It takes longer to slow down on icy roads.
  • Drive slowly. Everything takes longer on snow-covered roads. Accelerating, stopping, turning - nothing happens as quickly as on dry pavement. Give yourself time to maneuver by driving slowly.
  • The normal dry pavement following distance of three to four seconds should be increased to eight to ten seconds. This increased margin of safety will provide the longer distance needed if you have to stop.
  • Don't power up hills. Applying extra gas on snow-covered roads just starts your wheels spinning. Try to get a little inertia going before you reach the hill and let that inertia carry you to the top. As you reach the crest of the hill, reduce your speed and proceed down hill as slowly as possible.
  • Don't stop going up a hill. There's nothing worse than trying to get moving up a hill on an icy road. Get some inertia going on a flat roadway before you take on the hill.
  • Stay home. If you really don't have to go out, don't. Even if you can drive well in the snow, not everyone else can. Don't tempt fate: If you don't have somewhere you have to be, watch the snow from indoors.

Also, take the Traffic Safety Coalition Pledge to:

  • Wear your seat belt
  • Obey traffic signals
  • Obey the speed limit
  • Never text and drive
  • Never drink and drive

For more information regarding the Pledge, visit www.trafficsafetycoalition.com.


Dec 11

Construction Updates Coming Soon!

Posted to Construction by Courtney Sage

Coming soon!  News and updates for construction projects in Cary!
Dec 13

West Main Street Lane Reduction 12/13-12/14

Posted to Metra Construction News by Courtney Sage

The contractor is continuing work on the utility service lines for the new depot building. Westbound West Main Street will have a reduced lane with a flagger present today, December 12th and tomorrow, December 13th.

Please use caution when driving through the work zone. We appreciate your patience during this improvement to the Cary Metra Station.