Dodge County Sheriff Urges Safe Driving Practices During Winter Months

(Juneau) With wintery conditions on the horizon, Dodge County drivers are urged to be cautious on the roads. Sheriff Dale Schmidt says there is one thing ever motorist can do to keep the streets safe: Slow Down. He says speed limits should not be exceed, exceptionally when there are poor driving conditions and inclement weather.

Other tips Schmidt is reminding drivers of include allowing enough time to safely arrive at one’s destination, not using cruise control in winter conditions as well as properly clearing windows of snow and ice. He says windows should be kept clean so people can see what is ahead of them while driving. Schmidt says he too often sees vehicles with only a credit card size hole in their window, which he points out is a violation and adds that every window needs to be clear.

Schmidt says the law requires motorists to stay 200 feet behind a snow plow. He says each winter there usually is a vehicle versus snow plow crash which unfortunately takes a plow off the roadways and means longer times to clear snow and ice.