Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Busy Morning Rush Hour

Did you make it to work on time yesterday?  The rush hour commute was extended for some drivers to due to wet roads and back-ups from a few more accidents than normal.

Yesterday morning, between 7 am and 9 am, officers responded to 11 accidents, three of which were reported as injury accidents.  All of these listed wet roads as a contributing factor.

This might be a good chance for us to remind drivers that wet roads increase your overall stopping distance.  Remember also to take into consideration that if it hasn’t rained in a while, the rain water will mix with oil and debris on the roadway creating a slick road surface.

Rush hour doesn’t mean you have to rush.  Take your time and drive safe.