Safe Winter Driving

Safe Winter Driving

Hey team! All right, Wednesday Workshop. So here we go again. It’s just now coming to November and I can’t help but think about this time of year. Leaves are falling. Rain is falling. We’ve got a lot of things coming up. The holidays are popping up. It reminds me how important it is for us to take a second and focus and recognize it is getting darker earlier. It’s starting to get crisp and cold outside. The mornings sometimes can even be a little bit icy.

The time it takes to stop as you’re out on the highway is longer. Just this weekend we were coming back from Seattle and my wife and boys were sitting in the car with me. We saw an accident just up here off the highway. It looked like a truck tried to drive through an SUV. The back tailgate of the SUV, the hatchback, was sitting in the back seat. I just hope nobody else was in the back seat before the hatchback went into the back seat.

So think about the times. I know that we’re in a hurry sometimes to get to grandma’s house and to you know go have some pumpkin pie or to get from one location to another or get home for the holidays. I don’t want you to get hurt. So please be thinking about those things.

Whether you’re out on patrol or you’re in your own personal vehicle, it takes longer to stop. The leaves that are falling off the trees on the ground, get on the pavement, and when you lock up your tires on those your car can slide. So these are all things for you to be thinking about.

So this Workshop Wednesday is just literally about safe winter driving. Regardless of being at work or going and transversing, going to the pumpkin patch, going to grandma’s house. We want you to be safe. Remember that because that is being valuable and nothing less will do. Thank you.