It’s beginning to look more like the winters we are used to in Saskatchewan.
That’s why CAA Saskatchewan is reminding motorists of the common sense safety tips that coincide with winter driving.
Spokesperson Christine Niemczyk advises to check the weather and road conditions and plan your route in advance.
Let others know your route and when you expect to arrive.
The weather can change quickly in Saskatchewan, so be alert and adjust your speed to the weather and road conditions and make sure you have a full tank of gas.
Consider installing winter tires, Niemczyk says.
Rubber in all-season tires start to lose elasticity and harden at around 7 degrees Celsius, significantly reducing the tire’s ability to grip the road.
It’s also a good idea to pack an emergency kit with non-perishable food, water, blankets, extra clothing, flashlight, candle, lighter or matches, a tin can, first aid supplies, booster cables and a shovel.