It’s Time to Prepare for the Fall Driving Season

Along with colder temperatures, snow, and ice, fall also brings potentially dangerous driving conditions.  Slippery roads coated with leaves and less daylight hours can make driving a challenge. Get prepared by following a few simple tips, provided thanks to Public Safety Canada and the CAA:


      • Slow down! Fog, black ice, leaves, slush, and snow-covered roads can make driving dangerous. Drive slowly and leave plenty of distance.


      • Put on your winter tires. Proper tire traction is the key to good movement, turning, and stopping on wet, slushy or icy roadways. Check your tires and tire pressure at least once a month as tire pressure decreases in colder weather.


      • Top-up your windshield fluid. Fill up on winter washer fluid (rated in the -40C temperature range) and replace old wiper blades. Carry an extra jug of fluid in your vehicle.


      • Keep your gas tank topped up. When driving in bad weather, plan ahead and make sure you have enough fuel to arrive safely at your destination. Keep the fuel tank at least half full.


      • Get an emergency car kit – Have the appropriate safety and emergency fall / winter equipment always stored in your car. The basic emergency kit for cars should include the following items:


Food that won’t spoil, water, a blanket, extra clothing and shoes, a first aid kit, small shovel, scraper and snowbrush, candle in a deep can and matches, crank flashlight, whistle, roadmaps, sand, salt or cat litter (non-clumping), antifreeze/windshield washer fluid, tow rope, jumper cables,  warning light or road flares


Safe Travels from All of Us at Sam Spadafora Law!



editor October 4th, 2018 No Comments

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