WINTER SAFETY TIPS:
• Ensure that your vehicle is properly maintained i.e. has appropriate tires and never leave gas tank on empty!
• Have a Winter Survival Kit: Include First aid kit, water, granola bars, extra clothing or blanket, flashlights, road flares, booster cables, snow brush, small shovel, and windshield washer fluid
• Always watch for wildlife. Be mindful while driving around wooded areas!
• Remember due to poor road conditions your braking time will be delayed.
• Leave room for plows and avoid passing between them.
• Move over! If you see an emergency vehicle stopped on the side of the road, please move over! You should not limit this rule to just emergency vehicles but for any vehicle that is pulled off on the shoulder.
• Do not walk out on the ice if you have consumed alcohol
• Do not drink and operate! It is against the law to drink and drive any motor vehicle!
• Never go out on the ice alone! Always have a buddy with you and make sure to let others know before heading out on the ice
• Pack an Ice Survival kit- include a whistle, compass, ice pick, and a waterproof spotlight/ flashlight
Clear blue ice is strong ice, grey ice is weak ice but remember NO ICE IS SAFE ICE!
Do your research before heading out! Check out local weather stations, ice info centers for more ice safety/ condition updates
See a distracted or aggressive driver? You can report the driver by using the ROAD WATCH Program at www.roadwatch.ca. Remember, this is not for emergencies- if you see an impaired driver, pull over and call 911.
PCOC EXAM CENTRE:
SECP is an accredited affiliate of BOATsmart! Canada. For further information/ to book an appointment, contact Anita at 705-930-4790. Note: You only pay when you pass – CASH ONLY/ please call to book an appointment that works for you.
Upcoming car seat clinics & requests, and much more…visit www.secp.ca
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Submitted by Saina Saedi Kenelati