Tips for winter driving from Transport Canada
Rush hour commuters make their way along highway 40 in Montreal on November 23, 2011. While some parts of the country have already been hit with a first blast of snow, now is the ideal time for everyone else to get ready for the coming challenges presented by winter driving, say experts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Some winter driving tips from Transport Canada:
— Install four matching winter tires
— Pack an emergency kit, which can include an ice scraper and brush, shovel, booster cables, extra windshield washer fluid, a cloth or roll of paper towels, a blanket, extra clothing and footwear, food, a first aid kit, matches and a "survival" candle in a deep can, maps and a flashlight
— Learn and practice winter driving techniques
— Avoid using overdrive and cruise control on slippery roads
— Remove all snow from your vehicle
— Travel with a fully charged cellphone
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- 67 %Winter tires are off tune-up has been done and I'm set to take on the hot season!
- I've been procrastinating getting my winter tires put off. This weekend, I promise!
- I'm daydreaming of warmer days and to protest winter, I'm driving my convertible.
- Excited, see you around!