The winter road is reflected in the car's rear-view mirror

Drivers must know how to handle winter road emergencies

It's crucial for motorists to be ready to handle winter's poor driving conditions. Preparing for winter driving conditions can mean installing winter tires, having an emergency kit in your vehicle, driving carefully and conducting winter maintenance on your vehicle.

Before heading out on the road, consider these important road safety tips:

Slow down and move over for emergency vehicles

Check the weather forecast ahead of time

Never pass a snowplow

Keep your fuel tank at least half full

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Additional Resources

The Ultimate Guide to Winter Tires

It’s a general rule of thumb that once the temperature drops to 7°C or less, it’s time to roll out the winter tires. But with the cost of winter tires and installation, it’s no small decision.

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Test your Knowledge: Winter Road Safety

Are you ready for winter? Take our quiz to see if you’re prepared for the snow, ice, and chilly temperatures that come with winter driving in Canada.

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Winter Emergency Car Kit and Driving Aids

Canadian weather can be unpredictable, especially in the winter. That’s why it’s a good idea to be prepared with an emergency car kit.

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