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Prevention tips


Adopting winter driving habits can prevent car accidents.

Nine rules to follow for safe winter driving

  1. Install snow tires from December 15 to March 15. It's the law!
  2. Have your vehicle thoroughly inspected.
  3. Install winter wiper blades.
  4. Make sure that tire valves are equipped with caps to keep out snow and ice.
  5. Carry a winter emergency kit.
  6. Check road conditions before leaving. If weather conditions are bad, take public transport or delay your departure.
  7. Carry extra windshield washer fluid.
  8. Remove snow from your vehicle before venturing out. Driving around in a mobile igloo could have dangerous implications and get you a fine!
  9. Slow down if weather conditions are not good and if visibility is reduced.

Winter emergency kit

Your winter emergency kit should include:

  • Extra antifreeze and windshield washer fluid;
  • A flashlight and extra batteries;
  • Blankets;
  • A candle;
  • Matches;
  • Hazard markers or flares;
  • A snow shovel;
  • Extra hats and mittens;
  • Chocolate or granola bars.