WINTER DRIVING TIPS FOR A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

Show Low police urge motorists to be careful

 

SHOW LOW, Ariz. (January 5, 2015) – With winter upon us, here are some safe driving tips from the Show Low Police department, especially when driving on icy, snow-packed or slick surfaces. Use the mindset that driving on a slick road is like trying to play basketball on a hockey rink. Because your vehicle’s traction is compromised, it is impossible to make sudden starts, stops and changes in direction. Accelerate slowly, allow more time to slow down and almost come to a stop before moving side to side.

The best advice is not to drive but if you must, allow extra time to reach your destination. Decrease your speed and allow extra stopping distance, at least three times more than normal. Also remember that front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive vehicles can still have issues. These types of vehicles just make it easier to move, but do nothing to improve braking and will slide the same as you try to stop. 

Back into your driveway, if possible, because it makes it easier to drive out. Make sure your headlights are on and cleared of snow or ice for other drivers to see you. Defrost your windows fully and keep your windshield and mirrors clear. Be sure to brush all the snow off your car before you drive. Snow left behind can obscure your vision, blow onto your windshield and impede your wipers, sift into the ventilation and fog up the windshield, blow off and distract other drivers or cover your back windshield or lights. Buckle up and try not to travel alone or at least tell someone your estimated arrival time and your route. Use lower gears but do not use cruise control. If you begin to slide, steer in the direction of the slide. If you have regular brakes pump them gently, but if you have anti-lock brakes do not pump them.

If you do happen to become stranded or stuck, turn your wheels back and forth to clear the snow from around the tires. Stay with your vehicle and avoid getting frustrated. Make sure your exhaust is not blocked. Place a flare at the front and back of your vehicle and tie a bright cloth to your antenna if you have them. Run your car and heater for 10 minutes each hour. Do not eat cold snow; it will lower your body temperature. Brush snow off your clothes and kick slush off your boots before you get in the vehicle because melting snow adds humidity to the air which can fog the windows.

Before traveling, check your car to make sure you have enough fuel, the washer fluid container is full and your exhaust is in good shape. Check to make sure that your tires (and spare tire), belts, wipers and battery are all in good working order. Make sure that you have a tool kit handy, if needed. Put together an emergency kit to keep in your vehicle containing such items as a flashlight and batteries, a good scraper with a brush, a shovel, salt or non-clumping cat litter, jumper cables, clothing to keep you warm (blanket, gloves, hat), non-perishable food items, chains, tow strap, first aid kit, matches (sealed) and flares or reflectors.

 

Please drive safely and make this new year a happy one instead of a tragic one.

 

Contact:Shawn Roby, Police Administrative Sergeant

Phone:(928) 537-5091, ext. 232

 

E-mail:sroby@showlowaz.gov

 

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Recorded at The Pour Station in Show Low, Arizona The Community Shout is how you the listener can come in and tell what you've got going on. From charity events, to fundraisers and even just to comment on how cool your neighbor is, just stop by Thursdays at 1 pm to White Mountain Purified Water and The Pour Station, have a seat and tell everyone what going on.

This week I have a follow up with Stephanie Player of the SAFE House to see how their event went.

Remember, if you have an event or happening, feel free to stop by, have a seat and shout it out to the over 1300 people that currently listen to Birdman on The Mountain. 

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Want to know why the gas prices are suddenly plummeting? Why Gold and Silver aren't the investment you might think they should be?

Listen as Kahua gives us some insight on the market and what he's doing to help people be better invested in their future.

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Category:Sponsor Update -- posted at: 3:30am MST

Recorded at The Kozy Bean in Pinetop, Arizona The Community Shout is how you the listener can come in and tell what you've got going on. From charity events, to fundraisers and even just to comment on how cool your neighbor is, just stop by Tuesday at 10:30 am to The Picnic Basket and Kozy Bean have a seat and tell everyone what going on.

This week I spoke with Malaina Spillman of the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce about the local happenings and Leah Chavez about the General Plan and the City Budget.

 

http://www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com

 

Click for City of Pinetop-Lakeside

Leah's email is - lchavez@pinetoplakesideaz.gov

Telephone # - (928) 368-8696

 

 

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Category:Community Shout -- posted at: 3:30am MST

At first glance the Main Street Caffee seems to be just another coffee shop, but once you step inside you'll discover it is much more.

Brought to you by PersNikkty's is of course feature their famous cupcakes and pastries, but they also have salads and paninis avaible for that lunch on the run.

Stop by, say hello, drink, eat and use their WiFi. It's a great place on the Deuce.

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Birdman and Cheryl from America One Storage, Mail and Ship talk about what you need and what's provided when you rent a storage space. 

Also about the truck they let you use when you need to move stuff.

Learn about the approval process and the way you can have 24/7 access to your valuble, which will always be high and dry, even when it storms.

 

Check out - http://www.americaoneministorage.com

Where you can reserve a space or even pay online.

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Category:Sponsor Update -- posted at: 1:23pm MST

Recorded at The Pour Station in Show Low, Arizona The Community Shout is how you the listener can come in and tell what you've got going on. From charity events, to fundraisers and even just to comment on how cool your neighbor is, just stop by Thursdays at 1 pm to White Mountain Purified Water and The Pour Station, have a seat and tell everyone what going on.

This week we hear from both Amie with Maverick Magazine and Stephan with High Country Crossing.

Amie talks a bit about the new magazine issue and how things are around the mountain, and Stephan talks about the events and happening that are all happening soon.

Remember, if you have an event or happening, feel free to stop by, have a seat and shout it out to the over 1300 people that currently listen to Birdman on The Mountain. 

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Category:Community Shout -- posted at: 5:47pm MST

Listen to words of wisdom from the most experienced fitness guru on the mountain. Fitness isn't about quick jaunts to success but the slow and steady exercises that provide stress over time.

John Antoni from Bodyworks talks about the most common misconceptions regarding fitness and workouts and also the most common reasons that people miss their goals. Not to mention that fact the the typical New Year's Resolution always seems to end by February.

Listen to the show and then stop in at Bodyworks to find the new you.

 

For more info - Click here for Bodyworks website. 

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Recorded at The Kozy Bean in Pinetop, Arizona The Community Shout is how you the listener can come in and tell what you've got going on. From charity events, to fundraisers and even just to comment on how cool your neighbor is, just stop by Tuesday at 10:30 am to The Picnic Basket and Kozy Bean have a seat and tell everyone what going on.

This week I spoke with Malaina Spillman of the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce about the local happenings and just a bit about the weather.

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Category:Community Shout -- posted at: 4:00am MST

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John Antoni of New Horizons Physical Therapy talks about the common injuries and how to know when the time to visit the doctor becomes important. 

He also talks about how you can choose your physical therapist and how very important it is to manitain strength as you get older.

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