We have covered this many times before in a number of our On The Beat weekly columns.
But with wild weather again forecast for this weekend, including possibly lots of rain let's go back through a few basics!.
Never drive through floodwaters!
It might not be that bad this weekend but like a good Boy Scout let's 'always be prepared' and think about what we are doing.
The roads again could get very wet and slippery.
A reminder to drive to the conditions and really raise your awareness as to what is going on in front of you and around you.
There are a number of locations in the Shoalhaven where water does end up over the road after a heavy rain.
Sometimes the water over the road may only be a trickle, but other times the water is very deep and if you attempt to drive through it you could be washed away.
Every year we read about tragedy's where people have been washed away and perish in floodwaters.
The problem is that it continues to happen.
The message is, if there are "Road Closed" signs up, do not go around them.
Transport for NSW and Shoalhaven City Council do not place road closed signs across a road for the fun of it.
They do it because they have your safety and your family's safety in mind.
Rest assured that if you are caught going through flood waters when the road is closed you will be facing a fine and worst case scenario may well be facing a tragedy involving you or your family.
If there is water over the road, do not go through it.
So what if you have to turn around and take another route which takes 10 minutes longer. It's better than the alternative.
Remember this. If it's flowing don't keep going!
Trees also fall across roads in storms which pose a number of dangers.
You may drive up and down the same road for years. You get used to the road, the bends the bumps, the camber.
Rain or shine, day or night you can travel on the road at the speed limit because you know the road.
Or do you?
What happens if you are travelling in the rain, still doing the speed limit, go around the bend in the pouring rain and find a tree across the road?
Apart from shooting a quick prayer to Superman you are in a world of hurt.
You may even put other road users in danger with your antics.
Please drive to the conditions. Slow down in the wet. And please take care this weekend.
That's all the excitement for this week.
Remember you can Dob in a Druggie any time you like by contacting Nowra Police or ringing Crime Stoppers. Do not drink and drive. As always, in case of an emergency call 000. In non-emergencies call the Policelink on 131 444 or your local police station. To provide anonymous information call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000. For domestic and family violence information, visit www.police.nsw.gov.au. For Shoalhaven Domestic Violence officers call 4421 9666 or 4421 9665 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget, cops are tops.
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