Winter is fast approaching as we could see 10 – 15cm of snow overnight Thursday into Friday and driving conditions can change quickly and unexpectedly.
The OPP remind motorists to get their vehicles ready for the season
Getting Your Vehicle Ready:
” Install 4 winter tires. Winter tires provide your vehicle with more traction and handle freezing temperatures better than all-seasons
” Have an ice-scraper or snow brush in your vehicle at all times
” Keep your windshield washer fluid filled and keep an extra container in your vehicle
” Keep your fuel tank at least half full in case you get stranded and to prevent condensation in the tank
” Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle. Items should include a charged phone, water, non -perishable food, flashlight, blanket, warm clothes, jumper cables, shovel, candles and a lighter or matches.
Adjust your Driving Habits:
” SLOW DOWN! BE ALERT! STAY IN CONTROL!
” Keep full set of headlights ON every day throughout the winter months
” Leave extra space between vehicles
” Know your location
” Monitor road and weather conditions before heading out
” Give yourself plenty of time.
” Never pass a snow plow! Remain a safe distance back from maintenance equipment when you see blue flashing lights.