Winter Driving Tip: Give Yourself Extra Space on the Road
Now that you have had you fill of winter tire commercials and reminders that the winter driving season is upon us in Ontario, Alberta and the rest Canada, it’s time to put your winter tires to good use and brush up on your winter driving skills.
We are now at the point in the season where the roads can get slick in the mornings and evenings even when there is no snow on the ground, so it is important to slow down and give yourself some extra space on the road.
7 reasons why you should give yourself some extra space
- Black ice can easily form on the roads
- Slick roads require that you have some extra space to spot and respond to those around you
- You never know when the vehicle in from of you could skid out or lose control
- Slick and icy roads often create the need for more sudden stops
- You might not have your winter tires on yet
- It is always better to be a little extra cautious now, then to think in hindsight that you should have given yourself more space after an accident
- Winter driving is unpredictable and you never know when you will have to make a sudden move
Making the conscious effort to give yourself some extra space will give you more time to react and ensure that you are better prepared to make a sudden move if you are required to.
Do you make a conscious effort to slow down and give yourself some extra space on the road this time of year?