Acting Captain Rob Huss
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax

*** For Immediate Release***

Date: October 9, 2012
Contact: Trooper Guy Gill
Cell: (253) 606-1998
Twitter: @wspd1pio

Rain Is Coming, Prepare For Slick Roads

We all need to remember the “first rain” brings especially slick road conditions. Oils and lubricants that have been dripping from vehicles all summer long have accumulated on the surface, and for the most part have gone unnoticed in the dry weather. Once it starts to rain those substances will be released and spread across the roadway surface, causing reduced traction.

The most common error we see drivers make that results in a collision is driving too fast for the road conditions.  If drivers would simply reduce their speed and increase their following distance, the chances of being involved in a collision would be greatly reduced.

Now is a good time to also get your vehicle prepared for fall and winter weather conditions.  Check your battery, antifreeze, windshield wiper fluid, windshield wipers, headlights, and tires. If drivers start thinking about it now, they’ll be prepared when the poor weather comes.

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