Although the temperatures across Illinois are currently on the warmer side, winter weather is just around the corner, and the Illinois State Police is reminding motorists to keep a few things in mind and a few key items in their vehicles to help them out if they find themselves in trouble this winter.
Trooper Sean Ramsey with the Illinois State Police appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show and had some suggestions for a few key items to keep in your car this winter to help you out if you find yourself stranded.
It's also suggested to keep things such as extra clothing and a blanket in your car as well.
Ramsey also reminded motorists that although all wheel and four wheel drive can help in snowy conditions, you will still have trouble stopping on slick ice covered roadways, which can lead to expensive tickets.
Another tip Ramsey shared was to know where you're at, so if you are stranded, help can find you faster.