Don't Want to Crash; Police Say It's Obvious- Slow Down

OMAHA (KPTM)- It happens every time it snows.

One person with four-wheel drive thinks they're invincible,but police warn, that is not the case.

"For some reason think just because I have this big truckwith aggressive tires-doesn't mean you're going to stop any quicker than theguy driving the Prius," said Sgt. Joe Collins, with the Omaha PoliceDepartment.

Collins said that just because some people have the safetyof four-wheel drive doesn't mean that they are safe on the road.

"Just because your vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 60 insix and a half seconds in the snow doesn't mean that you can stop," saidCollins.

He said it takes cars three-to four times longer to stop inslick conditions, four-wheel drive or not.

"Having such a large powerful vehicle gives people a falsesense of security," said Collins.

Collins said the best thing to do when out and about duringa snowstorm is to slow down.

"It really doesn't matter what you're driving-ice is ice,"said Collins.