Slow down in the snow

THORNHILL, ON, Feb. 22 /CNW/ - Get the ice scrapers, snow brushes and shovels out. You'll need them. A snow storm is tracking our way and could make for a sloppy, slushy drive home.

Normally, at this time of the year, the city sees well over 80 cm of snow. This winter, there has only been about 35 cm.

"Remember to clear off all the snow from your car before heading out, so you can see and be seen," said Silvana Aceto, spokesperson for CAA SCO. "When driving in snow, slow down and put more distance between you and the car in front of you."

CAA SCO recommends the following winter driving tips:

    
    -   Remove all snow from your vehicle's hood, roof, windows and lights
    -   Slow down and wear your seatbelt
    -   Be prepared, carry a fully charged cell phone with you
    -   Wear warm clothes
    -   Install four matching winter tires
    -   Pack a winter survival kit
    

Keep the following in your trunk: shovel, windshield washer fluid, booster cables, kitty litter (for traction if you get stuck) and extra clothing and footwear.

Keep the following inside your vehicle: ice scraper, snow brush, blanket, flashlight and first aid kit.

CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club offering insurance, travel, automotive care and roadside services. There are more than 1.8 million CAA members in South Central Ontario and 5 million members in Canada. Visit www.caasco.com.

SOURCE CAA South Central Ontario

For further information: For further information: Media contact: Silvana Aceto, Media and PR Specialist, CAA SCO, 60 Commerce Valley Drive East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 7P9, sace@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-3194, Cell: (416) 209-4930, and/or Jason Ballantyne, Manager, communications, CAA SCO, jsb@caasco.ca, (905) 771-4709, Cell: (416) 254-0641


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