TORONTO, Dec. 14 /CNW/ - Heavy snow stranding hundreds of drivers in southwest Ontario has caused a state of emergency, emphasizing the
importance of preparing a winter survival kit before driving, says
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC).
Treacherous Driving Conditions
"Winter storms can cause treacherous driving conditions as the people
stranded on Highway 402 in Ontario have experienced", says James
Geuzebroek, Acting Vice President, Communications, Insurance Bureau of
Canada. "It's essential to be prepared when driving in these
conditions. Check the weather before you leave, make sure your vehicle
is fully maintained and pack a winter survival kit," he added.
What to Pack in a Winter Survival Kit?
Sand and shovel
Road map and compass or GPS unit
Extra clothing, footwear and blanket
Emergency food pack
Ice scraper and booster cables
First aid kit
For more ideas on what to include in a survival kit and tips on driving
safely in winter, please visit ibc.ca > Be Smart Be Safe > Road Safety > Winter Driving.
About Insurance Bureau of Canada
Insurance Bureau of Canada is the national industry association
representing Canada's private home, car and business insurers. Its
member companies represent 90% of the property and casualty (P&C)
insurance market in Canada. The P&C insurance industry employs over
110,000 Canadians, pays more than $6 billion in taxes to the federal,
provincial and municipal governments, and has a total premium base of
To view media releases and information, visit the media section of IBC's
website at www.ibc.ca.
SOURCE INSURANCE BUREAU OF CANADA
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