Laredo Fire Department shares tips to keep safe on the road

Published: Jan. 31, 2023 at 3:36 PM CST
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - With a change in the weather also comes the dreadful dangerous roads. First responders are reminding drivers to be cautious while on the road.

The cold and rain are often a distraction and hazard for drivers and could lead to accidents. Officials with the Laredo Fire Department say to drive slow and always buckle up. “Make sure that your car is prepared for the winter weather. Make sure your tires are adequately threaded. We also want to make sure that we’re aware of our surroundings, which is always important while driving. Even more important during inclement weather situations like today,” said Ricardo Oliva, Jr. with the fire department.

Another tip from officials is to go easy on your breaks. One of the most significant factors that will cause cars to skid is fast and forceful breaks. If you plan to travel make sure to check on the weather so you are prepared for any dangerous road conditions.

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