CAA SCO tips for safe winter driving

THORNHILL, ON, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Driving during the winter months can be challenging, but it doesn't have to be. CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) is reminding drivers to check the forecast before heading out, dress for the weather and leave early to get to their destination safely.

"Remember to remove all the snow and ice from your vehicle so you can see and others can see you," said Silvana Aceto, Media and PR Specialist, CAA SCO. "Be sure to slow down in the snow, leave extra space between vehicles and never pass a snowplow."

Snowplow safety tips:

  • Leave room for snowplows
  • Remain a safe distance back
  • Never pass a snowplow

Be prepared for the unexpected this winter season, pack an emergency kit.

Keep the following in your trunk:

  • Shovel
  • Windshield washer fluid
  • Booster cables
  • Extra clothing and footwear
  • Bottled water
  • Granola or energy bars

Keep the following inside your vehicle:

  • Ice scraper and snow brush
  • Blankets
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Smart phone and charger

CAA offers roadside service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Whenever you need help, you can reach us by dialing *222 on your smartphone or downloading the CAA Mobile App.

CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club offering insurance, travel, automotive care and roadside services. There are more than 1.9 million CAA members in South Central Ontario and over 5.6 million members in Canada. We're more than Roadside Assistance. We're Life-side Assistance. Visit www.caasco.com.

SOURCE: CAA South Central Ontario

For further information:

Media contact: Silvana Aceto, Media and PR Specialist, CAA SCO, sace@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-3194, Cell: (416) 209-4930 or Jeff LeMoine, Communications Specialist, jlem@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-4709, Cell: (416) 254-0641.


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