Davis Motor Sales banner ad

holiday traffic 300FRANKFORT, KY (11/19/12) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) encourages motorists across the state to prepare their vehicles for holiday travel and winter weather.
 
“Motorist safety is our foremost concern,” said Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock. “Taking a few precautions now will help make holiday trips safer, and drivers will be better prepared should a cold weather emergency occur.”
 
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), vehicle owners should check the condition of the vehicle’s battery, tires and windshield wipers – and replace them if necessary.
 
NHTSA also suggests adding no-freeze fluid in the washer reservoir and checking the vehicle’s antifreeze.
 
“Basic vehicle maintenance is the first step in making holiday travel safer,” Hancock said. “It’s a relatively quick process that may help prevent an unfortunate situation later.”
 
In addition, the American Automobile Association (AAA) recommends carrying the following items during colder weather:
 
• Ice scraper and brush
• Jumper cables
• Flashlight
• Small shovel
• Sand or cat litter – for added traction
 
For longer winter road trips, AAA suggests packing some additional items:
 
• Extra winter clothing
• Blanket or sleeping bag
• First aid kit
• Food and water
 
For the latest travel and road condition information in Kentucky, motorists may dial 511 or log onto 511.ky.gov.
 
Emergency motorist assistance on Kentucky’s interstates and parkways is available by calling 877-FOR-KYTC.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by James Isaman (Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Madisonville Fire Reports – Jan. 30, 2015

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (1/30/15) — The Madisonville Fire Department released the following reports Friday, Jan. 30. The… Read More

Hopkins County Sheriff's Arrest Reports - Jan. 30, 2015

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (1/30/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports Friday, Jan. 30.… Read More

Most Read This Week

January 28, 2015 18002

UPDATED: Several Involved in Two-Vehicle Accident

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 26, 2015 8982

KSP Arrests Two on Child Porn Charges; MPD…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper Stu Recke
January 25, 2015 8507

Dean’s List Announced

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Joyce Riggs
January 28, 2015 7168

Nortonville Man Accused of Meth Possession,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
January 26, 2015 6592

School Board Votes 3-2 for Utility Tax

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
January 25, 2015 6257

Juvenile Hit by Vehicle at McDonald's

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by GPD Officer Wes Miller
January 29, 2015 6172

Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of Child

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 28, 2015 6145

Tax Recall Committee Formed Day After School…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

January 08, 2015 23426

Woman Claiming to be 'Lady Gaga' Tours Town in…

in Top News For All Sites by Madisonville Police Department
January 15, 2015 23036

UPDATE: Fatality Victim's Name Officially Released

in Top News For All Sites by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Today

January 30, 2015 5707

More Than 800 Gather to Encircle HCCHS

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
January 31, 2015 5676

24-Year-Old Killed in One-Vehicle Collision

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
January 30, 2015 5124

Woman Arrested for Allegedly Attacking Police…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
January 30, 2015 2283

No One Left Behind: The Story of 'Sarge'

in General News For All Sites by Lisa Aug
January 30, 2015 2262

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Jan. 30, 2015

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
January 30, 2015 2227

Hopkins County Sheriff's Arrest Reports - Jan.…

in Hopkins News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
January 29, 2015 2198

Lt. Gov. Luallen, Housing, Veterans Officials…

in General News For All Sites by Office of the Governor
January 30, 2015 2088

Central City Crave Movement Makes Impact in…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
January 30, 2015 1988

WKWIB, GRADD, Owensboro's RAE Get Workforce Grants

in General News For All Sites by Kim Brannock
January 30, 2015 1846

Whitfield Works for Protection of U.S. Waters…

in General News For All Sites by Marty Irby
January 30, 2015 1818

Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter SAR Honors Former…

in General News For All Sites by Geoff Baggett
January 30, 2015 1565

Madisonville Fire Reports – Jan. 30, 2015

in Hopkins News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News