In times of freezing temperatures and snow, drivers should get a handle on winter-related traffic safety information.
A year-old publication, the Oregon Winter Driving Guide developed by the Governor’s Transportation/ Tourism Task Force, is available to help motorists safely navigate the roads this winter.
The guide contains information on Oregon’s laws that govern use of tire chains, tips for driving in icy or snowy conditions and a checklist of equipment for roadside emergencies.
The free publication is available at visitor information centers and convention bureaus, welcome centers and information kiosks, Les Schwab Tire Centers, Department of Transportation offices and from members of the Oregon Lodging Association.
A link is also available on the Oregon State Police Web site at www.oregon.gov/OSP/winter_driving_guide.shtml.
Road and weather condition information is also available on ODOT’s website www.tripcheck.com.
TripCheck offers information on traveling in Oregon, with the latest conditions via road cameras, continuous winter travel updates, year-round highway construction details and other tips to get drivers to and from their favorite places in Oregon via air, bus, rail or ride share.