A western Wisconsin police department's blunt reminder about winter driving has gone viral.
On its Facebook page, the Altoona Police Department writes:
A little hint for those with 4WD/AWD. These drive systems are designed to HELP with traction not create it for you. You still need to slow down when the roads are bad. Because if you don’t slow down the only thing 4WD/AWD will do for you is drive you deeper into the ditch.
And for the the love of God please don’t tell us they need to salt the road when we just watched you driving too fast right before you lost control. Salt just helps melt the ice it does not fix stupidity.
Just three hours after posting, the post had more than 4,600 'shares' and 2,900 'likes'.