27 Oct 2011

Get ready for winter driving season

It won't be long before snow is in the forecast, and the Ontario Provincial Police wants Canadians to spend the time between now and then to get themselves and their cars ready for winter driving season.

Larry Beechey, provincial commander of traffic safety and operational support for the OPP, said that while slippery roads are often responsible for accidents, these crashes can almost always be avoided through better preparation.

"Most of the collisions we see during winter are preventable, yet far too many people blame these collisions on poor driving conditions," said Beechey. "If all motorists got into the habit of adjusting their driving to the conditions at hand, there would be far fewer collisions on our roads and highways."

The most important way drivers can alter their driving habits is by slowing down, as the OPP says excessive speed is the most common cause of winter collisions.

As for getting one's car ready, OPP says Canadians should have winter tires installed on their vehicles prior to the first snowstorm.

A storage unit serves as an ideal area to store winter tires, as being out of the elements can help keep them in good condition. For tips on how to most effectively store tires, visit the Jiffy blog page. 

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