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Winter Driving Tips from CAA

iStock_000051361954_Full-72dpiAs the winter season is now upon us we thought it would be a good time to remind everyone to drive safe!

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:

http://www.caa.ca/tips-to-prepare-for-winter-road-conditions/