Winter driving is stressful at times, which can lead to poor driving decisions and potential accidents. You can reduce the associated risks by planning ahead and having a positive attitude. Keep the following safety tips in mind this winter to help keep you and your passengers safe:
- Slow down and drive per the weather conditions; leave plenty of room between you and the next vehicle so you can avoid collisions.
- Have your cellphone charged up so you can contact emergency services or loved ones should the need arise.
- Do not talk or text on your cellphone while driving – it’s unsafe and against the law!
- Plan your route in advance and check traffic reports; don’t rush and be sure to allow for extra travel time.
- Keep your fuel tank relatively full if you are travelling any distance to ensure you will have enough fuel should you encounter traffic delays due to the weather.
- Keep your windshield fluid topped up and have a snow brush/ice scraper with you should the weather conditions change as you shop.
- Prepare or purchase an emergency car kit for each vehicle you own.
Even when all precautions are taken, accidents can still happen. If you or anyone you know has been in a car accident, our team of experienced Ontario personal injury lawyers can help. Contact us at 1-800-563-6348 for a free consultation.