ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
TOWNSHIP OF TINY - As the fall leaves are beginning to cover the area roadways and the morning drive to work is now shrouded in darkness, motorists are reminded to adjust their driving habits to accommodate nature's changes.
Turning on your vehicles full headlight system and clearing the overnight dew off all windows prior to leaving the driveway is a good start to preventing a collision on the way to work. As winter temperatures are soon to visit the Georgian Bay area, getting into the habit of clearing all of your vehicle windows and ensuring that your vehicles defroster and heater systems are functioning properly is one well worth getting into.
Adjusting your departure time to allow more time to get to your destination will allow you to get into the habit of driving to the road conditions as wet leaves and the first winter snowfall often team up to put unheeding motorists into a potentially uncomfortable situation.
Inspector Andrew Ferguson states "as the detachment commander, I hear from the officers of the avoidable collisions that occur time and time again every fall as we transition from summer driving to fall and winter conditions. We must also be aware that large animals are continuing to move towards traditional wintering grounds. Pedestrians are also reminded to wear brighter clothes and carry a flashlight before heading out"
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Police remind motorists that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways. Educating the public about safe driving practices is a priority.
Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities.Officers value your contribution to building safe communities.