Winter Driving Reminders
With the winter months fast approaching, we would like to remind our residents of the Parking Village Ordinance that is specific to this time of the year and to also provide you with several winter driving reminders.
Snow Parking Restrictions
At the entrance of each subdivision, there is a sign that addresses the parking restrictions which applies to vehicles parked on the roadway when 2 or more inches of snow has fallen. This Village Ordinance (9-4-8 (B) ), reads in part that it shall be unlawful to leave unattended, or park any motor vehicle upon any village street when there has accumulated upon the streets two(2) inches or more of snow. This prohibition shall remain in effect until such time as the street has been plowed, the snow has been removed, or the snowfall has stopped. The penalty for violating the provisions of this section will result in a fine. A period of ten days will be permitted to make the payment, and in the event the violation has not been paid, the fine shall be raised by five dollars.
Below are several tips for driving during the colder winter months.
- Bridges and overpasses freeze first, so always slow down and avoid sudden changes in speed or direction.
- Keep your vehicles windows clear.
- Look farther ahead in traffic. Actions by other drivers will alert you to problems and give you extra time to react.
- Use your brakes cautiously. Abrupt braking can cause brake lock-up and cause you to lose steering control.
- To make Antilock Brakes work correctly, apply constant and firm pressure to the pedal.
- Leave plenty of room for stopping and brake early. It takes more time to stop when the roads are wet and icy.
- Slow Down! Drive according to road and weather conditions. Remember, the posted speed limits are for dry pavement.
- Drive with your headlights on.
- Semi Trucks take longer to stop, so don’t cut in front of them.
- If you get stuck in the snow, straighten the wheels and accelerate slowly. Avoid spinning the tires.