UHP: Slow Down and Wear Your Seatbelt

The roads continue to vary in winter conditions meaning Basin drivers should remain alert and prepared for any driving situation. Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Kellie Oaks reports that there continues to be slide offs everyday. Slowing down and having good tires makes a huge difference when driving on winter roads, explains Sgt. Oaks. Increasing following distance also goes a long ways in preventing slide offs. A lot of time people slide off because they were coming up too quick on another car when they begin to slide. It’s also important to always remember seatbelts, shares Sgt. Oaks. So in all, the message from Utah Highway Patrol is the same as always: slow down and wear your seatbelt! 

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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.