Sunday, January 27, 2013
Weather.com offers a number of helpful tips to keep you safe on the road this winter.
We have all thought it. When the first snow falls or the temperatures dip below freezing and the roads get slick, we wonder if everyone around us has forgotten how to drive. Sunday Ice Storm Could Be Dangerous: National Weather Service Here are a few tips on how to stay on the roads and avoid collisions when snow and ice start affecting driving conditions. Read the full list of tips by clicking here. Driving safely on icy roads If your rear wheels skid: If your front wheels skid: If you get stuck: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on Downers Grove news:
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Learning the right ways to ride and drive!
5- and 6-year-old children pay attention to Safety Town instructors during a morning class at the Recreation Center on Belmont Avenue in Downers Grove. The children are learning the safe way to look and listen to what's going on around them while riding bikes and crossing streets. During the Safety Town classes the children ride big wheel trikes to learn safety procedures. They will also view films and enjoy visits from local school bus and fire department staff. Safety Town is being conducted all week long at the center.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Tips on a peaceful bicycle-car coexistence!
Maybe it’s me, but aren’t we hearing about a lot more bicycle-car accidents than usual this year? Perhaps our $4 a gallon petrol prices have driven some frugal folks back to their bikes. I wouldn’t be surprised if this excellent Gina Kelly column has more commuters tackling that trip on two wheels. Last November, this accident occurred at Ogden and Malden Avenues in Hinsdale and this June 5 Geneva bike-car crash scared the bejesus out me. No one wants to end their ride under a car tire! Search “bicycle accident” on the Tribune’s website and the list of resulting articles is way too long. Juxtaposing those news stories to the riders I witnessed wearing no helmets last weekend was the final straw. So class, it’s time for us to cover some …