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Local police offer safe driving tips

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - Police in Eastern Carolina are offering suggestions to keep you and your family safe during wintry weather conditions.

The Jacksonville Police Department says if road conditions in your area are not ideal, stay home until they improve and only venture out if absolutely necessary. 

If you really have to go out:  Drive at a slow speed, especially when approaching intersections; Allow plenty of time to reach your destination; Increase following distance – Double the normal distance in following the car in front of you; Wear your seatbelt; Take slow and gentle turns and stops; Beware of “black ice”; Remember – Overpasses and bridges will freeze before roadways.

“Winter driving isn’t just about snow; ice can be a real threat” stated Lieutenant Sean Magill.  “In icy road conditions, reducing your speed is the single most important safety step you can take.”

For specific information about roadways conditions near you, you can always reach the North Carolina Department of Transportation at 1-877-DOT-4YOU.

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