The Regina Police Service is reminding motorists to adapt their driving for today’s snowfall. Reginans may be in denial about Winter’s imminent arrival, but once again, we are facing winter driving conditions with today’s snowfall. When Mother Nature hands you reduced control and reduced visibility, you have to respond with reduced speeds.
Already today there have been at least eight motor vehicle collisions reported to police. Two of these were single-vehicle rollovers: one at Arcola and the #1 Bypass and the other at Wascana Parkway and the #1 Bypass. So far, there have been no collisions with significant injury, but police are encouraging motorists to be pro-active in their driving. That means slow down and take a little extra time to get to your destination.
To motorists: please slow down and clear snow from your vehicle so you can be seen. Give yourself extra time for all driving manoeuvres: stopping, turning, slowing down etc. Don’t follow other traffic too closely. Be aware of what’s developing around you and ahead of you. To pedestrians: be aware that drivers need more time to come to a complete stop, so be cautious when crossing the roadway. Perhaps the only pedestrians who are excited about snow are schoolchildren, so please slow down in school zones.