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Motorists encouraged to pack patience and drive safely during storm.

Danielle Williams March 13, 2017
Three snow plow trucks clearing snow from a busy street with cars behind them.
Another winter storm is expected to blanket the Greater Toronto Area and CAA South Central Ontario is reminding motorists to practice safety and patience on the roads.

“Difficult driving conditions are expected to develop overnight and last throughout much of the day tomorrow. We are advising all members to keep winter driving strategies top of mind and to stay off the roads if possible,” said Tony Tsai, Director Corporate Communications, CAA SCO.

Here are six winter driving essentials to keep in mind while on the road:

  • Check the local forecast before heading out.
  • Pack a winter emergency kit.
  • Top off your windshield washer fluid.
  • Ensure you have an ice scraper, snow brush, shovel and fully charged phone.
  • Drive according to the road conditions.
  • When a snowplow is on the road with their lights flashing, stay far behind and never pass them on the right.
  • Letting a fellow driver into your lane and a simple thank you wave in return can make the difference on a cold and stressful winter day.
  • Slow down and move over if they see emergency or roadside assistance vehicles on the side of the road. It’s the law.
For more safety tips to keep in mind if you’re trapped in a car during the winter storm click here.
CAA SCO thanks our Members in advance for their patience during this winter weather event. We will be prioritizing service to Members stranded on highways and roads. Members who require service, but are at home, may experience an even longer delay as we prioritize those who are already on the road.

Whenever you need help, you can reach us by downloading the CAA App, visiting caasco.com/roadside-assistance or dialing *222 on your smartphone.

Members can receive real-time updates on service calls and wait times online or through the CAA App.

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