Were stepping right into Fall this week so make sure you don’t slip or slide into it! Recent rain and more in the forecast will make roads slippery. Go about it safely reminds Fire Chief am DiGiovanna.

Get your brakes, tires and windshield wipers checked by your mechanic. Give cars distance. This means Don’t tailgate! Use your headlights. Do not drive through standing water on roads or in parking lots. Automobiles can be swept off the road in 12 inches of moving water, and roads covered by water are prone to collapse. If you come upon a flooded street, take an alternate route.

Drive slowly and steadily through the water. Avoid driving in water that downed electrical or power lines have fallen in – electric current passes through water easily. Watch for debris or items traveling downstream.

Cell phone or texting? Don’t even think about it!

Use good common sense at all times. For additional tips: wikihow.com/Drive-Safely-in-the-Rain

Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna