As we return from Winter Break, the time has come to get back to school- and back on the roads. Of course, with more vehicles on the roads, the need for safe driving techniques is greatly increased, especially in our current winter weather conditions. Thankfully, our very own school resource officer, Officer Enderli, is here to help with some great advice for driving in inclement weather for both inexperienced and veteran drivers alike. According to Officer Enderli, the most important thing to remember when driving in cold conditions is that your vehicle does not operate the same as it does in the summer time. For example, vehicles take longer to slow and stop on slick roads, and the cold temperatures may reduce tire pressure- something Officer Enderli often observes in the PTHS parking lot. Officer Enderli also suggests that all drivers keep an emergency kit in their vehicle. This kit should contain such items as extra gloves, hats, and blankets, and can help you stay warm and safe should a dangerous situation arise. Additionally, your vehicle’s gas tank should be kept as close to full as possible during the wintertime in order to prevent condensation from forming in the tank. If you are involved in an auto accident, it is important that you notify the Pontiac Police Department immediately. Failure to report such an incident may be classified as a hit and run, which can lead to multiple citations and possible arrest. As the winter season continues this year, Officer Enderli and The Chief staff would like to wish all of our readers a fantastic second semester, and remember: be alert, be prepared, and be safe!