WINTER SAFETY TIPS
INSTALL WINTER TIRES
Driving and Winter
Stay alert, slow down and stay in control — the three key elements to safe winter driving.
Drive according to current road and weather conditions. Keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. Avoid situations where you may have to brake suddenly on a slippery surface.
Check weather and travel conditions before heading out. Don't take chances if the weather is bad.
Winter Driving Survival Kit
It’s a good idea to keep a winter survival kit in your vehicle. Having essential supplies can provide some comfort and safety for you and your passengers should you become stranded. Recommended items:
- Ice scraper/snowbrush
- Sand or other traction aid
- Tow rope or chain
- Booster cables
- Road flares or warning lights
- Gas line antifreeze
- Flashlight and batteries
- First aid kit
- Fire extinguisher
- Small tool kit
- Extra clothing and footwear
- Non-perishable energy foods – e.g., chocolate or granola bars, juice, instant coffee, tea, soup, bottled water
- Candle and a small tin can
DID YOU KNOW . . .
Alcohol is not a good survival item and should never be part of your survival kit.
NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE
Reduce injuries through public awareness and educational programs
Promote Traffic Safety through Partnerships
Host Bicycle Safety, Skate Park/BMX, Car Seat Clinics and Seat Belt Programs/Clinics
Promote Driver Training Programs
Support groups to reduce Impaired Driving
Sharpen Your Driving Skills
The 55 Alive Driver Refresher Course is designed to help Canadians 55 years and over to maintain their independence and their driving privileges. The 55 Alive course is designed to help you...
- Gain more confidence behind the wheel
- Improve your awareness of traffic hazards
- Update yourself on traffic laws and new technology
- Anticipate the actions of other drivers
- Identify and correct bad driving habits
- Voice your concerns in a friendly, relaxed environment
REDUCE IMPAIRED DRIVING
Updated October 24, 2013