In light of recent accidents, including a single vehicle rollover on Saturday night, the Estevan Police Service is reminding the public to drive safe.

"The rollover happened on 4th Avenue South near the Woodlawn Park area. It was a case of the roads being icy and slippery, and when a driver went to stop, slid through the intersection and basically wasn't able to stop and came to the ditch on the other end, where the vehicle rolled over. There was no injuries, the vehicle was towed, and officers are investigating," shared Sergeant Evan Handley, adding that charges under the Traffic Safety Act for driving without due care are being laid.

"Being winter, we've got some fresh snow out there and the roads are going to be very icy, so we just ask everybody to slow down. Proceed with care at red lights and stop signs, because we all know that, with new snow, people aren't going to be able to stop, even when they want to. When you are coming up to a light, make sure you slow down, because it might turn to yellow or red and you won't have that extra time that you're used to. On the highways, make sure you give yourself extra time. Pack a bag for your vehicle with blankets, a flashlight, first aid kit, booster cables and stuff like that, and make sure that you try and drive during the daylight hours."

He noted that, if something goes awry on the road at night, you may be hard to find and difficult to see, especially with snow being kicked up.

"Plan your route accordingly, don't be taking back roads if you don't have to. In town, take that extra time."

Handley added that they have also caught a few impaired drivers, and asked people to plan a safe ride home from their holiday celebrations.

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