Minnehaha Sheriff’s Department offers tips and tricks for safe driving
November 29, 2022- Breeauna Sagdal
Minnehaha County Sheriff's Deputies are reminding people to take it slow today. Earlier this morning, deputies responded to multiple accidents on rural county roads following overnight snows. The Sheriff's Dept. is now asking that people take their time navigating the slick conditions.
Sgt. Scott Dubbe of the Minnehaha Sheriff's Department says people should give themselves an extra ten minutes to get to work or school in the morning. "Currently the roads are looking pretty good, but overnight it will likely freeze and create icy road conditions," Dubbe said. "Make sure that you allow multiple car lengths between yourself and the car in front of you, and make sure that you leave at least ten minutes early to give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination safely."
Dubbe says that if you do find your car skidding, or sliding, to take your foot off the gas and turn into the direction of the slide, rather than try to course correct. If worse case scenario should occur, Dubbe says to call 911, put the car's hazard lights on and try to get the vehicle off the road.
"Prepare ahead of time to avoid accidents," Dubbe said. "Make sure to keep your headlights on, check your tires, drive slow and buckle-up."
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