Many people still don’t take conditions into account when driving in ice and snow.
With two storms past and more on the way as the season progresses, drivers need to be prepared for winter weather.
“Driving slowly in snowy weather, or cold and icy conditions is probably the best advice,” says Derek Miller, Program Specialist with the Highway Safety office in the Department of Public Safety.
Driving too fast caused the tragic loss of a single mother of three young boys on Sunday.
Buy your car a present
Derek also suggests preparing your car. “Things like worn wiper blades and tires may be overlooked to save a couple dollars.” Drivers may be scrimping on the family car to buy gifts during the holiday season . “But it’s not worth it.”
All systems should be working too. “Also the heater (defroster) and rear-window defogger should work well. Washer fluid tanks should be maintained and kept full of ‘winter’ anti-freeze washer fluid.”
CommuterLink — it’s not just a great place to check traffic conditions
For more information, including how to prepare your car and how to stay safe around snow plows, visit the CommuterLink website for a list of tips to help drivers navigate through snow and ice.