ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – As the holidays and New Year approach, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is offering winter travel tips and urging residents to celebrate responsibly.
“Travelling safely and responsibly can help ensure everyone gets to where they’re going this holiday season safely,” Yingling said. “Road conditions in Illinois winters can change quickly, and we should all take precautionary steps ahead of time to avoid surprises and be prepared in case of an emergency.”
Yingling urges motorists to prepare an emergency kit with jumper cables, flares, windshield wiper fluid, a first aid kit, blankets, non-perishable food and water, and a cell phone car charger. Reducing speed and leaving extra time to arrive at your destination can help prevent avoidable accidents. Additionally, Yingling is asking residents to be aware of emergency vehicles and stranded vehicles, and pull over when necessary.
“The Illinois Department of Transportation offers a lot of helpful winter travel tips and up-to-date information on winter road conditions and closures,” said Yingling. “Before heading out on holiday travel this year, please visit www.GettingAroundIllinois.com and make sure your trip will be a safe one.”
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