February 21,

Winter Driving

Winter Driving

Injuries are both predictable and preventable.

Drive safely in winter conditions. Remember the following

  • Is your vehicle winter ready?   Do you have a survival kit in the vehicle?
  • Listen to the radio for road and weather updates and check conditions before leaving by calling 511.
  • Make sure you have plenty of time for your trip in winter conditions. Can you delay the journey until the conditions have improved?
  • Always let  a friend or family member know of your destination and the time you plan to arrive.
  • Watch for the flashing lights of winter maintenance vehicles.
  • When approaching winter maintenance vehicles from behind, slow down, stay back and be patient. DO NOT PASS around or between them.
  • Remember to always move over for emergency vehicles.

Did you know?

That winter tires that are in good condition can shorten braking distances by as much as 25%.

Source: Transport Quebec Safety Tips


Last modified on Jul 18, 2016