01/25/13 — Icy caution: Slow and steady is safe

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Icy caution: Slow and steady is safe

By the time you read this, you will already know whether or not ice is going to be a problem on Wayne County's roads.

But just in case, here's a little reminder for those who will have to travel as the winter storm sweeps across the area.

Slow down.

And for those who still don't get it even after a thousand commercials and Oprah Winfrey's call for a pledge, put away those cell phones. No matter what you think, texting is distracting; it is dangerous; and it is irresponsible. There is no one who can drive a car and keep it in complete control when they are staring at a cell phone screen.

We know. We have followed you down the street while you are doing it.

Caution is the watchword today and every day. That is how you keep a mild winter weather event from becoming a tragedy.

Published in Editorials on January 25, 2013 10:40 AM