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Winter Driving Tips from CAA

Winter Driving Tips from CAA

As the winter season is now upon us we thought it would be a good time to remind everyone to drive safe! Here are some great Winter Driving Tips.

The CAA website says: “According to a poll conducted earlier this year by CAA, only 36 per cent of those surveyed carried a winter driving kit in their vehicle. That means that 64 per cent of Canadians aren’t properly equipped for a winter roadside emergency.”

Here is CAA’s suggested contents of a winter driving kit:

  • Warm winter gloves, toque and boots
  • Blanket or extra clothing
  • Bag of sand or kitty litter
  • Small shovel
  • Ice scraper and/or snow brush
  • Snacks for energy
  • Extra windshield washer fluid
  • First aid kit
  • Hardcopy local map (not just a GPS unit)
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Flares
  • Waterproof matches
  • Battery jumper cables


To view the full list of tips from CAA, please go here:


EDITOR’S NOTE: Originally published in December 2015 and updated for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness.