Winter has arrived in the East Kootenay, and E.K. Traffic Services is reminding drivers to be cautious.
Even with have high-quality winter tires, other risks are present.
Clearing windshields of ice and snow is important.
“It’s an offence not to be able to see outside of your windows,” said Constable Cheryl Schmeer. “Take a few minutes, make sure that your vehicle is completely cleaned off, so people can see your lights and you can see out.”
Schmeer added that it’s important to remember that posted speed limits are for ideal road conditions, and drivers should slow down as needed.