OPP says drivers should prepare for winter driving
OPP are urging motorists to prepare yourself for safe winter driving by planning your trip before starting out.
OPP recommend that you visit the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario website for road conditions at Ontario 511 and dress for winter even though you will be in the car.
Carry a cell phone to contact emergency services if you experience trouble. Carry a survival kit in your vehicle. Recommended items include a shovel, blanket, booster cables, flashlight, high energy foods, matches and a candle.
Make sure your heater and defroster are working properly, check all lights including hazards to ensure they are working. Clear your car of all snow and ice, fill up windshield washer fluid if needed, and keep your fuel tank at least half full.
In bad weather if you do not need to travel, Police ask that you stay at home. If you do need to drive, please adjust your driving accordingly. Allow extra time travelling to and from destinations and slow down. Leave ample space between yourself and the car in front of you. If you experience trouble, if possible, park your vehicle well off the roadway and stay in vehicle until help has arrived.