The OPP is ready for winter, are you?

November 26, 2014   ·   0 Comments

OPP officers from Central Region have been kept busy responding to calls for service as a result of the latest storm that has blanketed the area and continues to do so in some areas today.
The OPP has been speaking to motorists for the past couple of weeks about winter preparedness for both yourself and your vehicle.
Our messages have included focusing upon the re-installation of winter tires, making sure that your car is prepared for winter driving, having a well-stocked winter emergency roadside kit in case you become stranded or break down and that you, as a driver are prepared as well.
Chief Superintendent John Tod, Regional Commander of the OPP Central Region is also reminding motorists that “it is not the weather that is the cause of collisions, but the way people drive in winter conditions”.
“As we continue dig out from the first winter storm of the season, I want to ensure motorists and the public that the OPP is prepared as well. We have four-wheel drive vehicles and our new police vehicles are factory equipped to handle the extreme winter related weather. Our detachments also have snowmobiles and if needed, additional resources are available from our General Headquarters located in Orillia,” said Chief Superintendent Tod.
The OPP want all motorists to be safe as they travel this winter and ask that any advice that police provide regarding travel or road closures be adhered to.
Inspector Mike Frew, Manager of Traffic and Marine for the OPP Central Region says “your safety is our priority and focus. Please do your part and contribute to road and traffic safety this winter and every day you head out on our roads”.


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