Winter driving tips from CAA Niagara:
Slow down and adjust your driving for the road conditions.
Leave room for snow removal vehicles and never pass them.
Be extra cautious when driving on country roads. They are often less-travelled and lower on the priority list for snow removal.
Invest in a good set of snow tires. Even if you own an SUV or other all-wheel drive vehicle, snow tires will improve your ability to slow down or stop in the ice and snow.
See and be seen. Make sure that all of the snow and ice is cleared off your vehicle in the morning, and check thta your brake and headlights work properly.
Pack an emergency kit for your vehicle that includes: a shovel, ice scraper, extra washer fluid, first aid kit, blanket, flashlight and batteries, a bag of sand or kitty litter for traction and non-perishable energy bars.
Plan ahead for road trips and give yourself plenty of extra travel time during inclement weather. Be sure to check the weather conditions at your destination, because they can be drastically different than Niagara