Winter Driving

Winter Driving Tips - Road Safety in North Grenville

It's an unavoidable fact, we live in a Winter climate. Driving in Winter can be treacherous, especially when road conditions are snowy or icy.

If possible, avoid driving in really bad conditions. If you have to drive, plan ahead and give yourself extra time to get to your destination.

Follow these key tips when you're driving this winter:

  1. Prepare your vehicle for winter driving
    - Winter tires provide greater traction under snowy or icy conditions.
    - Keep a snow brush/scraper in your car, along with possible emergency items such as a lightweight shovel, battery jumper cables, and a flashlight.
    - Make sure that mirrors, all windows, and the top of your vehicle, are free of snow or frost before getting onto the road.
  2. Drive slowly
    Driving too quickly is the main cause of winter collisions. Be sure to drive slowly and carefully on snow and ice covered roads. Don’t make any abrupt turns or stops when driving. 
  3. Don’t tailgate
    Tailgating becomes much worse in winter weather. Stopping takes much longer on snowy and icy roads than on dry pavement, so be sure to leave enough room between your vehicle and the one in front of you.
  4. Lights On
    Turn on your lights to increase your visibility to other motorists.
  5. Pay attention
    Manoeuvres are more difficult to make in the snow. Give yourself lots of room for turns and stopping. 
    Be observant - with grey, snowy afternoons and dark evenings, extra vigilance is needed when on the lookout for pedestrians or cyclists as they will be less visible.

For more winter driving tips visit the Canada Safety Council.


The North Grenville Road Safety Committee formed in November 2019 and was facilitated by the North Grenville Police Services Board, and is comprised of:

North Grenville
Leeds Grenville & Lanark Health Unit
United Counties Leeds Grenville
OPP

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