Quinte West OPP has investigated 15 collisions on area roads from November 20th, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. to November 21st, 2016, at 8:00 a.m. As the weather continues to change this winter season, motorisst should be adjusting their driving accordingly.
Here are some tips for winter driving:
Pack an emergency kit for your vehicle.
Leave extra stopping distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.
Learn and practice winter driving techniques before you need them.
Check road and weather conditions ahead of time.
Remove all snow from your vehicle before each trip.
Give yourself extra travel time in bad weather.
Avoid using cruise control on slippery roads.
Travel with a fully charged cell phone.
SLOW DOWN and WEAR your seatbelt.
Prevention is better than recovery
Winter driving can be risky, so be prepared!
These driving tips will make roads safer during the winter months for everyone using them.