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Winter walking safety tips

  • Wear shoes or boots that provide traction on snow and ice; boots made of non-slip rubber or neoprene with grooved soles are best.
  • Focus on trying to keep your balance.
  • If you are carrying groceries or other items, try not to carry a lot because the weight could affect your balance.
  • Point your feet out slightly like a penguin. Spreading your feet out slightly while walking on ice increases your centre of gravity.
  • Walk slowly and take small steps or shuffle your feet on icy paths.
  • Keep your head up and don’t lean forward.
  • Keep your hands out of your pockets. You can help break your fall with your hands free if you do start to slip.