Provost Marshal’s Corner is a community policing initiative to keep you informed of monthly criminal and negligent activities affecting our community. To report a crime in progress, dial 911. Anyone with information regarding the crimes listed below, please contact Crime Stoppers at 396-EYES (3937).
Provost Marshal Messaging:
The Provost Marshal Office would like to inform the public that there are certain precautions that all motorists may take to help deal with the challenges of driving during winter weather conditions. We encourage motorists to take note of their local forecast and plan accordingly. Road and weather conditions can change very rapidly.
Before a winter storm hits, check that vehicle fluids, such as washer fluid and anti-freeze, are at adequate levels. In addition, make sure that your wiper blades adequately clear your windshield of snow, rain, sand and salt.
Be sure that your car has plenty of gas to get you safely to your destination or to a gas station to re-fuel. Remember that during bad weather situations, your journey may take longer than normal — be sure to consider those when assessing your fuel level.
If possible, do not travel, or keep travel to a minimum, during snowfalls so work crews will have additional time to clear the roadways. If you do drive, anticipate delays, especially during the rush-hour commute. Allow extra space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.
Remember stopping distances also need to be increased. Adjust speeds as warranted by road conditions and reduced visibility. Speed limits were set for optimal, dry conditions.
Watch for black ice and be aware that bridge surfaces tend to freeze more quickly and remain frozen longer than other road surfaces. Turn headlights on to increase your visibility.
Drivers are also reminded that vehicles must be cleared of snow and ice. Windshields, side and rear windows must be free of snow and ice. Additionally, license plates, headlights and taillights must be visible. Drivers who fail to do so could face fines under the North Carolina General Statute.
Driver Improvement Training (DIT) Initiative:
In accordance with the Garrison Commander’s directive, dated Sept. 1, 2016, all drivers’ cited for the following will be enrolled in DIT: Speed in excess of 15 miles per hour Traffic accident resulting in an injury or tow Failure to obey a traffic control device to include individuals directing traffic For the month of December, 83 Soldiers have been cited DIT related violations. Currently, 443 DIT-cited drivers have their on-post driving privileges suspended for one year or longer. Remember to remain vigilant, and obey the posted speed limits and traffic control devices on Fort Bragg.