“On the Tenth Day of Christmas”…says the RCMP

On the Tenth day of Christmas Crime Prevention the RCMP Traffic Services said to me…. ” If you breakdown, raising your car hood will signal come help me.”

S/Sgt. Dan McNaughton of RCMP Traffic Services reminds drivers of the following winter driving tips:

– Equip your automobile with winter tires. Tires can be the biggest single component that will improve winter driving.

– Front-wheel drive vehicles and pickup trucks tend to be front heavy, which means the light rear end of the vehicle doesn’t have as much traction.

– During winter weather make sure you allow yourself extra time to get to your destination, slow down and pay close attention to your driving and the driving of others.

– Ensure that you have appropriate winter clothing in your car. You never know when you may breakdown or become involved in a crash that immobilizes your vehicle.

– Listen for travel advisories or road condition updates. If the police are advising against road travel and you are able to stay where you are, please do so.

– Carry an emergency kit in your vehicle with booster cables, de-icer, warm clothes, non perishable food and a candle.

– Always wear your seatbelt.

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