OTTAWA, Nov. 2, 2011 /CNW/ - Winter driving can be risky, so be ready
and be safe. As the cold weather is fast approaching, Transport Canada
is pleased to launch the 2011-2012 winter driving campaign. Transport
Canada is joined this year by the Canadian Automobile Association and
Canadian Tire to promote safe winter driving.
As part of the campaign, Transport Canada encourages Canadians to
prepare their vehicles for this coming winter season and to drive
safely throughout the coming season.
Canada's winter roads can be a challenge for drivers, so give yourself
every advantage by preparing yourself and your vehicle before setting
out on Canadian roads this winter. Keep in mind that proper vehicle
maintenance, coupled with safe driving techniques, will help get you
through the winter safely.
You can reduce the chance of collision and help improve road safety by
following these Transport Canada safety tips:
To find more information about winter driving safety tips, take a look
at our winter driving brochure.
Our video gallery provides useful safety tips to prepare yourself and
your vehicle for winter driving. Visit the winter driving video
vignettes on our website to learn more winter driving safety tips at www.tc.gc.ca/winterdriving.
More information on winter driving can be found on the Canadian Automobile Association's website or by visiting the Rubber Association of Canada's website.
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Video with caption: "Video: Winter Driving". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20111102_C9881_VIDEO_EN_6050.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20111102_C9881_PHOTO_EN_6050.jpg&clientName=Transport%20Canada&caption=Video%3A%20Winter%20Driving&title=TRANSPORT%20CANADA%20%2D%20Winter%20Driving
Image with caption: "Install matching winter tires on all wheels of your vehicle. Winter tires outperform all-season tires when the temperature falls below 7°C, whether the roads are dry or covered in snow and/or ice. (CNW Group/Transport Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111102_C9881_PHOTO_EN_6020.jpg
Image with caption: "Pack a winter driving emergency kit in your vehicle. (CNW Group/Transport Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111102_C9881_PHOTO_EN_6018.jpg
Image with caption: "Check tire pressure at least once a month. (CNW Group/Transport Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111102_C9881_PHOTO_EN_6022.jpg
Image with caption: "To find more information about winter driving safety tips, take a look at our winter driving brochure. (CNW Group/Transport Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111102_C9881_PHOTO_EN_6026.jpg
SOURCE Transport Canada
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