SEVERE WX : Flood Warning View Alerts
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Do warmer temps lead you to speed?

Now that the snow is melting away, drivers may find themselves distracted by all the sunshine.

Posted: Apr. 23, 2018 10:59 PM
Updated: Apr. 23, 2018 11:00 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn.- It’s natural to see more people out on the roads but police are warning you to not let the sunshine distract you too much. We talked Rochester Police Captain John Sherwin. he says in the warmer months drivers are more likely to speed and there aren't as many officers devoted to traffic enforcement. Kristina Hufnagle is a student at the University of Minnesota-Rochester. She says it's been cold for so long, it's easy to feel distracted by the warm weather when behind the wheel.
“It was nice yesterday and i had my windows down and my music up a little bit and had to remind myself...alright focus.”
We also spoke to the Minnesota state patrol. We learned that the number of fatal vehicle crashes also tends to go up during the warmer months. that's because winter crashes often happen at slower speeds.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
41° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 36°
Albert Lea
Overcast
41° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 41°
Austin
Overcast
39° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 36°
Charles City
Overcast
41° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 36°
Rochester
Overcast
39° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 33°
Clouds and light rain will continue to fill in tonight, making for a soggy Sunday.
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

BRACKET CRUSHED

Image

Stretch Your Inch

Image

BULLS DEFEAT BLIZZARD

Image

NCAA WRESTLING CHAMPS

Image

TROJANS FOREVER

Image

Tracking Sunday Morning Rain

Image

Tracking Rain Showers Moving In

Image

Free speech on college campuses

Image

Tracking Our Lovely Weekend Start and A Few Drops of Rain

Image

Car fire in Rochester

Community Events