Slow Down, Be Safe on Basin Roads

While winter officially arrived in time for a white Christmas, it always seems to take some folks by surprise. Highway Patrol and Vernal City Police both report that agencies dealt with weather related accidents since the storm hit. On Christmas Eve, reports Vernal City Assistant Police Chief Keith Campbell, the accidents were “weather and hurry-scurry related.”  Snow and winter weather conditions should spark drivers to adopt better driving habits, says Campbell. “Leave early, use seat belts and drive safely!” Further tips on safe winter travel are to make sure your tires are properly inflated, keep your gas tank at least half full, never use cruise control on any wet, slippery surface, and watch weather reports prior to long-distance travel. Delay trips when bad weather is expected.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.