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(KFVS) - Illinois State Police is warning drivers to prepare before hitting the road. 

The winter weather can cause some dangerous driving conditions. 

Illinois State Police officials urge drivers to drive with caution, and to allow extra travel time to get to their final destinations.

“The first thing a person must do is decide if it necessary to drive in these hazardous road conditions,” stated ISP District 19 Interim Commander, Lieutenant Cory Ristvedt. “If you must be on the roadways, please take the following precautions: reduce your speed, buckle up, limit distractions while driving, increase your following distance, avoid unnecessary lane changes, and allow extra time for your trip."

Here are a few safety tips drivers should keep in mind during winter weather driving:

  • Plan ahead and check the forecast.
  • Determine if the trip is necessary during inclement weather.
  • Don’t crowd the plow. Remember, a snowplow operator’s field of vision is restricted. You may see them, but they may not see you.
  • Watch out for black ice – roads that appear clear may be treacherous.
  • Take it slow when approaching intersections, off-ramps, bridges, and shady areas – all are prone to black ice.
  • Always keep your gas tank at least two-thirds full to prevent the vehicle’s fuel line from freezing.
  • Dress warmly for the weather—dress in layers of loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in anticipation of unexpected winter weather emergencies.
  • Make sure someone is aware of your travel route.
  • Always carry an emergency car care kit that contains jumper cables, flares or reflectors, windshield washer fluid, a small ice scraper, traction material, blankets, non-perishable food and a first aid kit.
  • Always carry a cell phone.
  • Always wear a safety belt.
Travelers can check on interstate road conditions by contacting IDOT at 1-800-452-IDOT (4368) or on the Internet at: www.gettingaroundillinois.com.

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