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As the holiday season fast approaches, it’s a good time to take a moment to remember the importance of winter safety. Schools will be closed for winter break and it will be necessary to exercise extra caution around pedestrian walkways, residential areas and areas where students are likely to be.
With less hours of daylight, it is important to be vigilant about checking and scanning intersections before proceeding through them to be sure you can see pedestrians and cyclists approaching.
As the weather can be fickle and can be dry, rainy, slushy, snowy or icy, it is necessary to adjust your driving accordingly. Even light snow can become dangerous if you are speeding or do not have winter tires.
Since January 1, 2016, the Government of Ontario has made it a requirement that automobile insurers offer a winter tire discount to those who purchase and install winter tires. Winter tires can benefit you when temperatures drop to 7 degrees Celcius as they provide better traction and shorter stopping distance. A recent poll found that 65% of Ontario drivers are using winter tires.
Here are some safety tips to consider, for all road users:
See & Be Seen:
Ditch the Distractions:
We hope that these safety tips are beneficial and we hope that you and your families have a safe and happy holiday season!
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