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Driving in a winter whiteout
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Driving in a winter whiteout

Look for special notices and storm warnings that may include both snow and wind for the two together can compound an already treacherous situation. Blowing snow creates whiteouts that completely block the driver’s view, just as effectively as fog. If blowing snow conditions are forecast, it makes sense to delay the drive until conditions improve. […]

Basic winter driving tips
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Basic winter driving tips

Basic Winter Driving Tips from Sam Tremblay 1. Get your vehicle ready Tremblay recommends getting your car into the shop for any required service before bad weather hits, topping up fluids and checking, in particular, that windshield wipers are in good shape and the battery has some life left. “The battery has to work a […]

OPP Winter checklist
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OPP Winter checklist

Police recommend checking local media, as well as the Environment Canada or Ministry of Transportation websites before setting out on a long drive. Call 511 or visit www.ontario.ca/511 for road conditions, closures, traffic reports and construction reports, OPP advise. It’s best to stay put during periods of heavy snow, police added. If you have to […]

Winter Tire Safety Tips
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Winter Tire Safety Tips

Transport Canada and the Rubber Association of Canada advise motorists to think about safe driving in winter. Vehicle handling will be improved when tires of the same type, size, speed rating and load index are installed on all four wheels. View a demonstration video showcasing the benefits of using four winter tires of the same type, size, speed rating […]

Do winter tires make a difference?
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Do winter tires make a difference?

Using winter tires during the winter months can increase the likelihood of avoiding a costly collision, according to a report published by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation. The report, entitled, Winter Tires: A Review of Research on Effectiveness and Use, looks at existing Canadian and international research on the effectiveness of winter tires. Myths1 Reality Winter tires […]

Know Before You Go.
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Know Before You Go.

Ready, Set, Stop. Plan first for winter conditions. Every day thousands of ONT drivers and workers are at risk of being injured or killed while on the road. The risk increases significantly when winter weather makes roads more hazardous due to fog, rain, snow and ice. The best way to stay safe on the roads […]