CAA North & East Ontario (CAANEO)

CAA North & East Ontario (CAANEO)

February 25, 2010 09:32 ET

CAA North & East Ontario's Winter Driving Tips

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2010) - With snow falling steadily for the past few days and more in the forecast, CAA North & East Ontario (CAANEO) would like to remind travelers to be cautious on snowy and slushy roads. 

"With snow forecast for the next few days, it's important for all motorists to remember that safe winter driving starts with the driver," said Korey Kennedy, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for CAANEO. "CAA North & East Ontario would like to remind drivers that they can drastically reduce the chance of being involved in a collision if they slow down and leave more space between vehicles."

Here are a few winter driving tips, for motorists and passengers:

  • Clear off all snow and ice from windows.
  • Be prepared! Make sure your wipers are clear and you have sufficient winter washer fluid.
  • If the weather is bad, reconsider if you really need to be on the road. Please consider getting the groceries or going shopping when the roads are clear.
  • Be extra cautious of black ice, and leave enough braking room between you and the vehicle in front of you.
  • Always travel with a fully charged cell phone, and plan your route in advance.

Additionally, CAANEO recommends putting the following items in a storage container and leaving it in your car all year: flashlight, blankets, shovel, winter gloves, booster cables, scraper and brush with a long handle, sand or kitty litter (for traction), first aid kit, pencil and paper (pens can freeze), emergency food pack, matches, a survival candle in a deep can, plus extra clothing. For more information, please visit

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