Here are some important and helpful tips when it comes to winter driving.

  • Be prepared for winter driving. Get a maintenance check-up. Keep a winter driving survival kit in your vehicle. Your kit should include: gloves, booster cables, windshield wiper fluid, first aid kit, flashlight, lighter snow brush, candles, safety vest, and water bottle

  • Check weather and road conditions before you head out. Television and radio are a great source of information when it comes to the weather. Check your local listings or Call 511. You can also visit for up to date weather information.

  • Always stay well behind a working snow plow. Give them enough space to get their job done. They are one of the major reasons why people are able to drive in the winter. 

  • Stay alert, slow down and stay in control. Drive according to road and weather conditions. Give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. 

  • All-season tires are not winter tires. They begin to lose their grip below +7°C and are not as effective in heavy snow and on ice. Tires marked with this symbol are designated for snowy conditions and offer excellent snow traction performance.