It's warm out there right now (well, relatively warm; this is Alberta in February after all), but winter is not likely over so it's good to review some winter driving tips.
The Strathcona County School Traffic Safety Partnership wants to remind motorists to travel with increased caution around our school sites and near bus stop locations when the roads are icy and snow-covered. Some key things to keep in mind:
- Slow down and give yourself extra travel time
- Increase your following distance and give yourself lots of room to brake safely
- Defrost your windows and clear the snow and ice off of your vehicle to increase visibility
- Children are unpredictable and may be playing on ice or snow piles and not paying attention to traffic.
For more information, visit the Canada Safety Council.