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Winter driving tips

The following precautions can make any trip safer during the winter:

  • Tune up and winterize your vehicle.
  • Check the tread on your tires and consider installing snow tires.
  • Clean snow and ice off your vehicle and ensure your headlights and windows are clear.
  • Give yourself extra time to reach your destination.
  • Reduce your speed and turn on your headlights.
  • Drive defensively.
  • Leave extra distance between you and the car ahead of you.
  • Leave 10 metres distance—about three car lengths—between your vehicle and the working sanders, graders and other snow removal equipment.
  • Do not pass working sanders or equipment.
  • Listen to your local radio station for traffic and weather updates. 
  • Consider delaying your trip until the roads are in better condition.