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By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna


September 23, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) -- Were stepping right into Fall this week so make sure you don’t slip or slide into it! Recent rain and more in the forecast will make roads slippery. Go about it safely reminds Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna.

Get your brakes, tires and windshield wipers checked by your mechanic. Give cars distance. This means Don’t tailgate! Use your headlights. Do not drive through standing water on roads or in parking lots. Automobiles can be swept off the road in 12 inches of moving water, and roads covered by water are prone to collapse. If you come upon a flooded street, take an alternate route.

Drive slowly and steadily through the water. Avoid driving in water that downed electrical or power lines have fallen in - electric current passes through water easily. Watch for debris or items traveling downstream.

Cell phone or texting? Don’t even think about it!

Use good common sense at all times. For additional tips:

*Note: The information in this article was compiled from various sources. These suggestions are not a complete list of every preventative or loss control measure. The information is not intended to replace additional safety manuals or the advice of another qualified professional(s). We make no guarantee of results from use of this information. We assume no liability in connection with the information nor the suggestions made.