Living where I do on Vancouver Island means that the definition of winter still includes flowers in bloom and lawns that need mowing. However, having lived in Montreal, Quebec for four years and Ottawa, Ontario for eight years, I am well aware of the different winter weather systems starting to roll in throughout many provinces across the country. The reality of driving in winter conditions is something motorists face across the globe and the steps to reduce risk are universally applicable.
The Polar Vortex experienced by many throughout North America last winter is said to be making a return this winter. With predictions of heavy snowfalls and cold temperatures slipping 2 to 4 degrees below normal, it’s a good idea for drivers to be prepared.
Taking some simple precautions when venturing out on snowy, slippery roads can help reduce the risk of injury or fatalities that have weather and road conditions as a contributing factor.
Most importantly, remember to properly prepare your vehicle and drive according to the conditions.