Tips to stay safe on icy roads

London, ON, Canada / 106.9 The X
Icy roads have arrived in London, creating difficult driving conditions. (Photo by Samuel Gallant)

Icy roads have arrived in London, creating difficult driving conditions. (Photo by Samuel Gallant)

 

Tis the season for snow in London.

This weekend’s flurries have brought winter weather to the Forest City, and it may have caught some by surprise.

Driving in snowy conditions is something all Canadians dread, but this season can be the most wonderful time of the year if safety tips are followed.

Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation has tips and tricks to keep drivers safe on any sort of road condition.

The checklist has many strategies to be equipped and cautious before you even leave the driveway.

Enabling your phone for hands free calling can give easy access to emergency calls if needed, without taking your attention from the road.

The Ministry recommends keeping supplies in your car, such as a car charger, non perishable food, blankets, and jumper cables, all to help out if stranded.

When driving, staying focused on your surroundings, as well as using cold weather driving tactics can help keep accidents away.

For more information, you can visit the MTO’s website:

http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/ontario-511/winter-driving-tips.shtml

 

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