Even though the intense snowstorms missed much of the Uintah Basin over the Thanksgiving holiday we are definitely heading into winter and that means winter travel conditions. Uintah County Sheriff’s Office reminds the public that when facing winter driving conditions individuals need to change the way that they drive. Drive slower than posted speeds, leave extra room between vehicles around your vehicle, and be sure to avoid cruise control, braking quickly and taking sharp turns. Do not crowd the plows on the road, give them plenty of room to work. Another key component is to stay alert to weather and road conditions as they will change rapidly. Finally, it is a good idea to keep your gas tank at least half full and to have a winter safety kit in the car.