Winter driving

In wintertime and/or over the holidays you may find yourself behind the wheel,
covering more ground than usual. Bitter cold, snow, slippery roads, and
unpredictable weather conditions are just a few possibilities of winter that
can make driving conditions risky.

If you really must drive when weather conditions are nasty, prepare yourself
for any emergency that you may run into. Keep a winter driving emergency kit in
your vehicle that contains the following:

  • Shovel, battery booster cables, and sand or traction mats

  • Snow brush, extra anti-freezing windshield wiper fluid

  • Road flares, reflective vest, flashlight

  • Blanket, warm clothing, gloves, and warm footwear

  • Matches or lighter, and emergency candles (use only with an opened window to prevent carbon monoxide build-up)

  • Snack bars or other "emergency" food and water

  • Insulated bottle of hot beverage

  • First aid kit

  • A fully charged cell phone

Keep your vehicle in good running order and consider installing snow tires.
Keep your antifreeze and fuel topped up. Make sure your windshield wipers work
and are in good condition. Keep snow out of your exhaust pipe, and you'll keep
harmful carbon monoxide out of your car.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety