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Be prepared for the unexpected.

Canadian winters are infamous for their frigid temperatures, abundant snowfall and poor driving conditions. There’s often an increase in collisions in poor weather and most of them are preventable. Here are a few tips to keep in mind before you set out:
  • Slow down and move over for emergency vehicles
  • Never pass a snowplow
  • Avoid using overdrive or cruise control
  • Practice emergency braking to understand how your vehicle will react
  • Check the weather forecast ahead of time
  • Leave plenty of space between you and the vehicle ahead
  • Stay on main roads
  • Keep a phone charger in your car

Emergency kit.

Don't be left in the cold this winter. Make sure you have an emergency kit. Find out what you should always have in your car by watching this video.

Car changes.

Is your vehicle ready for winter? Here is what you should know before the first snowfall.

Winter tires.

Think you can get by this winter season without changing to winter tires? Find out why we should all make the change.

Snowstorm on busy highway during rush hour

Helpful resources.

For more information on winter driving, visit our blog.

Be sure to download our winter driving brochure for more tips.

To request copies of the brochure, please email trafficsafety@caasco.ca.

Additional resources.

Cars on a highway during a snowstorm

Stranded Driver Tips.

What do you do if your vehicle breaks down or you’re in a collision? Follow this guide to get off the road as quickly and safely as possible.

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Tow truck driver smiling

Know your rights when you need a tow.

Whether involved in a collision or experiencing a mechanical breakdown, motorists should be aware of their rights before authorizing a tow.

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CAA's Winter Survival Guide.

Embrace the season with winter driving tips, battery basics, winter tire advice and more.

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