Get prepared. Check the weather before you head out for the day. If youâre planning a trip to an area youâre not familiar with, check the road conditions for your entire route so you can prepare for the weather you may encounter.
- Slow down. Posted speed limits are for ideal conditions only. It takes more time and distance to come to a complete stop on snowy roads. Slow down and increase your following distance to at least four seconds.
- Prepare your vehicle. Make sure that your tires are rated for the conditions youâre driving in, the tread isnât badly worn and theyâre inflated at the correct pressure â pressure drops in cold weather and over inflated tires can reduce gripping. Make sure your wipers are in good condition so that you can see more of the road.
- Leave the car at home. When heavy snow arrives, consider alternatives for getting to work so you get there safely â whether itâs taking transit, carpooling with a friend whoâs a confident winter driver, working from home or adjusting your hours of work. Learn more
Mainroad also reminds you to âSlow Down, Move Overâ for roadside workers. Watch RoadSafetyBC Video