Snowstorms, icy conditions or poor visibility can create hazards for even the most skilled driver. The Teton County, Idaho Sheriff’s Department has posted recommendations and a video to help motorists negotiate the winter-slick roads of the area more safely. First, they recommend to be safe, motorists should prepare for poor weather, be alert when faced with treacherous road conditions and take extra caution on area roadways. Plan ahead if you are traveling in winter weather. Call ahead for the road and weather conditions for where you’re planning to travel, and make sure your car is equipped and maintained before heading out. Of course, always be sure your seatbelt is fastened. The website points out that the easiest and most effective way drivers can protect themselves during winter months is to allow for extra travel time and to slow down.