Please be prepared for winter driving. Here are some quick tips for driving in snow and icy conditions.
Clear snow and ice from windows, lights, the hood, and the roof of your car before driving.
Leave plenty of room for stopping.
Don't try to out drive the conditions. Remember the posted speed limits are for dry pavement.
Know the current road conditions. Call 511 or 888 - IDAROADS prior to travelling
Brake early and correctly. It takes more time and distance to stop in adverse conditions.
Be wary of bridges and over passes. They freeze first, making them more dangerous.
Exit ramps on Interstates sometimes have less anti-icing material than the main line. Be aware of this when exiting the highway.
Don't use "cruise control" driving in wintry conditions. Even roads that look clear can have sudden slippery spots. Using your brake on these spots will deactivate cruise control, possibly causing you to lose control of your vehicle.
Many 4x4 vehicles are heavier than passenger vehicles. This means it takes longer to stop than passenger vehicles. Don't get overconfident in your 4x4 vehicle.
Look further ahead in traffic than normal. Keep a longer following distance between you and the other cars - 8 to 10 seconds
Trucks are heavier than cars, making their brake time slower. Avoid cutting quickly in front of them.
Don't crowd the plow. Leave room for maintenance vehicles and plows. Stay back at least 200 feet and don't pass on the right.
Remember to slow down and always wear your seat belt.
Our police department photo for 2017. See if you can locate your favorite officer.
Caldwell Police Department has a new addition to our foyer. It is a Blessing Box.
The Blessing Box is the idea of Lt Joey Hoadley and his wife Mylinda Hoadley. They recognized a need for people not getting assistance after hours when the food banks close. The Blessing box contains non perishable food items along with toiletries to assist people in need. Lt Hoadley got with a builder to have the box built and moved here. The Blessing Box was then filled with items by our first sponsor, Silver Hawk Realty. The motto of this box, "Take what you need , leave what you can."
The Blessing Box is an easy way to help support your community and those in need. If you have questions or would like to donate or sponsor a month, please contact Lt. Joey Hoadley at 208-455-4567
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