Remember to remove all snow from your car and clear all windows of frost and fog before hitting the road.

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)

5 winter tire safety tips

Stopping Distances at 50km/h

Test conditions: -20°C with 3 to 5 cm of compacted snow and ice on asphalt surface. Vehicles equipped with automatic transmission and anti-lock brakes. Tests in 4-wheel drive vehicle conducted in all-wheel drive mode.
Choose Tire Type:
In a car
In a minivan
In a 4WD vehicle

SOURCE: Government of Ontario

Replay the Saskatoon Morning live chat about winter tires below.