Take care on roads

ON PATROL: Leading Senior Constable Jason Borbidge of Myrtleford police is preparing for a busy winter on the roads to the resorts. PHOTO: Brad Worrall

POLICE have a simple message for those visiting the snow fields this winter.

Take care.

Winter means more traffic heading towards the alpine resorts as well as dangerous driving conditions.

Senior Sergeant Doug Incoll of Bright police says people need to follow some simple safety measures to ensure their trips and holidays are safe and enjoyable.

“The best advice we can give to people is to be prepared for your trip, planning and preparation are the keys to having a safe and enjoyable alpine experience,” he said.

“Travelling on alpine roads in winter can be dangerous, and driving on roads with snow and/or ice cover not only requires concentration and adept driving skills but also a lot of patience.

“People need to remember to carry the appropriate wheel chains, you will be fined at all resorts for not carrying and fitting chains as directed.

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