Date: July 16, 2019

Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 29. Humidex 37. UV index 7 or high.

Temp
26.7C

Feels like 36C

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Winter Driving

This page was reviewed or revised on Friday, March 17, 2017 2:07 PM

Winter driving can put you at a higher risk of a crash. Follow these strategies to keep yourself, your passengers and other road users safer:

  • See your mechanic to ensure your vehicle winter ready before winter.
  • Call 511 or visit 511 Ontario Travellers Information to check road conditions before your leave.
  • Stay well behind working snowplows. Wide blades and blind spots could put you at risk of a collision if you try to pass. Check snowplow locations before you leave.
  • Pack an emergency kit in your vehicle.
  • Slow down and give yourself extra room between vehicles.
  • Use winter tires to shorten braking distance by up to 25%.
  • If going on a long trip, always let someone know where you are going and your expected time of arrival.
  • Keep your gas tank and windshield washer tanks full.
  • Take a winter driving course or learn how to handle your vehicle in a skid.
  • Clear your entire windshield of snow and ice. Clear your headlights, tail lights and roof of snow.

For more information:

MTO Winter Driving
TIRF Winter Tires