Whether you are driving up to the cottage this weekend, or going on a cross-country road trip, we wish you a safe journey.
Here are some helpful road safety tips to keep in mind.
Inspect Your Vehicle
Before you take to the highway ensure your vehicle is in tip top shape. If you aren't sure how to do this yourself, have your local garage check it out.
Always good to check the tires, top up the fluids. Ensure break lights and head lights are working and always travel with an emergency kit.
Check the Road Conditions
Know the road conditions before you head out. Is there construction along the way? Re-routes or accidents? You can call 511 on your phone for current road conditions. You can also tune into your local radio station or 680 AM for up-to-date information.
Bring a GPS or map in case you get re-routed.
Check the Weather Conditions
Know what lies ahead. Is heavy rain or flooding in the forecast? Hail or high winds? Check the weather network before start your journey.
Pack an Emergency Kit
It is always wise to have an emergency kit in the vehicle. Items you should have are: Water, First Aid Kit, blanket, flashlight, candles, lighter, and booster cables. Click here for more emergency kit items.
If driving at night, be on the look out for moose and deer. If you're getting tired take a break.
Keep your eyes on the road at all times.