The holidays are a wonderful time of year, with beautiful light displays, a sense of excitement and just a hint of extra good will to your fellow man.
However, Christmas just happens to be at a time of year when we get snow, icy roads and poor visibility. This is a dangerous combination when mixed with the rush to get everything done, late nights at holiday parties and Christmas cocktails.
We want everyone to have a happy holiday, so as you head out to family gatherings, Christmas parties and last-minute shopping, remember to take care on the roads.
For the love of all that is holy, slow down. The posted speed limits are the maximum intended for ideal summer conditions, according to a release from the province. Nothing is so important that you need to risk your life and those on the road with you. Know it’s going to take you longer to get to your destination and plan accordingly, take a deep breath and keep those frustration levels in check.
Leave lots of room between you and the car in front of you. Tailgaters are risking injury or death as you simply cannot stop as quickly when there is snow and ice. Think before you act.
And turn those headlights on so other drivers can see you. All too often we think we are in our own little world in our car and forget others need to know we’re there and what our plans are (i.e. turn signals).
From all of us at Rocky View Publishing we wish you a safe and happy holiday season.