Police: Be cautious on slippery roads.

February 4, 2016
OCP file photo.

OCP file photo.

HART — The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office urges motorists to drive with caution today, Feb. 4, due to extremely slippery road conditions. OCSO asks motorists to slow down; keep a safe traveling distance behind other vehicles; and turn on your headlights.

Other safe winter driving tips include:

– Keep tires at the car manufacturer’s recommended pressure and routinely check tire pressure during cold weather.

– Keep windshield solvent at full strength and make sure the reservoir is full, and keep new wiper blades on front and rear wipers, if so equipped.

– Wash your car for better visibility to other drivers, and remove ice and snow from all lights, windows and the license plate before driving.

– Periodically check all lights and replace when necessary.

– Prepare a winter driving survival kit with items such as: an extra winter coat, pants, hat, boots and gloves; a flashlight with batteries; candle and candle holder; dry container of matches; jumper cables; tow strap; first aid kit; shovel; salt or kitty litter; road flares; and a spare tire and jack.

– If you are stranded in a winter storm, do not leave your vehicle. Stay with the vehicle and wait for help.

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