10 winter driving safety tips

Find out how to drive safely on the slippery and snowy streets this winter.

How to stay safe on the slippery and snowy streets this winter

Flaviana Rodulfo knows a little something about winter driving. The driving instructor teaches people how to navigate Saskatoon's slippery and snow-covered streets all winter. Here are her recommendations on how to navigate the snowy streets and stay safe at the same time.

10 winter driving safety tips

  1. Safest strategy — avoid driving in bad weather.
  2. Remove all snow from your car and clear all windows of frost and fog before driving.
  3. Be alert, well rested and sober.
  4. Stay on main roads.
  5. Anticipate the worst road conditions.
  6. Increase the distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you
  7. Give yourself extra time to get where you're going.
  8. Check road conditions and plan your trip accordingly.
  9. Avoid using cruise control on slippery roads.
  10. Keep a charged cellphone your vehicle, but remember, don't text or talk while driving.

(Source: Flaviana Rodulfa, International Driving School in Saskatoon)

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