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Do we really need to tell you this? Again? (photo)

Thursday, October 11, 2012   by: Staff

A faithful reader submitted the photo above of a vehicle in a ditch this morning on Korah Rd.

A news release issued by the OPP Sault Ste. Marie Detachment follows.

Now is the time to get ready for winter driving

SAULT STE. MARIE - Every year, the first snow fall comes before many Ontarians are ready for it.

It is wise to keep one step ahead of it by getting ready for winter driving conditions on Ontario roads and highways.

Preparing yourself and your vehicle for the harsh winter weather ahead can go a long way in reducing collisions - something the OPP sees far too many of every winter.

Getting your vehicle ready:

  • Install four winter-rated tires before the first snowfall.
  • Have an ice scraper or snow brush in your vehicle to keep your windows, signals and lights clear.
  • Top up your windshield washer reservoir and keep an extra one handy.
  • Keep your fuel tank at least half full so you don’t run out of gas should you become stranded and to prevent condensation from forming in your gas tank.
  • Keep a fully stocked emergency kit in your vehicle.
  • Have your vehicle serviced to avoid preventable breakdowns.

Adjusting your driving habits:

  • Drivers must SLOW DOWN! - Speed too fast for road conditions is the number one cause of winter collisions.
  • Drive according to the road and weather conditions.
  • Leave extra spaces between vehicles - Stopping distances are at least doubled on snowy roads and even longer in icy conditions.
  • Know where you are - If you require help in an emergency it will delay the arrival of emergency responders if you don’t know your location when asked.
  • Monitor road and weather conditions - Plan your trip and check local weather conditions before heading out.
  • Check the Ministry of Transportation website prior to heading out on any trip during the winter - Please do not call 9-1-1 or the OPP for road reports; instead log onto:


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Just Curious 10/11/2012 2:13:53 PM Report

4-wheel drives are the first ones in and the fastest jerks on the road...
Moonshiner 10/11/2012 2:27:31 PM Report

Hey,smash em all up Folks,the auto industry and banks can use Your help today...LMAO!!!!!
SuzyyQ 10/11/2012 2:41:14 PM Report

why was my post deleted? All I said was that drivers should SLOW DOWN !!!
SuzyyQ 10/11/2012 2:42:42 PM Report

...and ps....I also said my guess is it was a male driver driving. What is the big deal ? Another poster can call Mr. Fata a "chump", and yet their post remains??? Where is the logic in that?
Honestysucks 10/11/2012 3:32:07 PM Report

There is thing called natural selection.......
tommy_boi07 10/11/2012 3:38:49 PM Report

Some of the things that people comment here are just so stupid . How can you assume that it was a male driver in that truck. Did you witness this crash? Do you know all of the circumstances surrounding it? Most men driving big trucks like this know how their trucks can handle these situations, I think it could very likely be a woman not used to driving a large vehicle that was in this crash. I'm not saying I think it was a woman driving but I am saying that I think it is totally ridiculous to assume it was a man driving! Don't comment your sexist bull.... Unless you know all the circumstances around the topic. (Maybe that is why it got deleted)
SuzyyQ 10/11/2012 3:46:31 PM Report

to: tommy_boi07 , sexist or not, I can post my opinion just like YOU did. No, I never claimed it was a male driver, yes, I assumed it could have been, and how do YOU assume that all guys who drive big trucks can handle snowy situations, eh? Do YOU have all the statistics on that? Touche my friend, touche.
SuzyyQ 10/11/2012 3:48:24 PM Report

...and my post got deleted in error. That's what was messaged to me from sootoday.
dob131 10/11/2012 4:22:32 PM Report

eug22 10/11/2012 6:32:41 PM Report's that time of year that we change our tires to snow tires. There's a new place in town called ok tire, it's it the place to go to. The service is great and the price is right people. Go to OK tire on second line. Cheers!

tbbs 10/11/2012 6:54:58 PM Report

yep it's that time of year again, dumasses driving too fast and passing in the snow, i had a blonde on a cell phone behind me today.....need i say more?......she was passing people and sitting on my bumper, why, oh why, oh why.....and did you know that the only way you can get these idiots off the road is to get their liscence plate number and type of car, and a description of the driver to the police, they will flag the car and other patrol cars will be on the look out for them......done and done. better watch out blondie they got your number now!!
SuzyyQ 10/11/2012 7:08:51 PM Report

right on tbbs !! Bravo, I would have done the same thing !
speed7 10/11/2012 10:43:02 PM Report

I agree Eug 22 OK tires is totally OK. I got a quote for just 370 dollars for 4 tires and they have a 130,000 km warranty. Looked them up online and they have good reviews. Good mileage on them too. The best price in town right now!
mudrunner 10/12/2012 7:56:01 AM Report

Most have been a Girl driver, :P
EZGoing 10/12/2012 6:21:59 PM Report

It has nothing to do with male of female drivers. It's bad drivers in general. 4x4 in stuck in a ditch is self explanatory, enough said...
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