Do you have any plans on enjoying the Family Day long weekend?
Do any of those plans involve driving? If so, there’s a couple of things you may need to know.
Director of Communications for CAA Saskatchewan Christine Niemczyk says no matter the distance you plan on driving, make sure your car is road ready.
“Be prepared to delay your plans if road conditions aren’t optimum,” she says. “We still know that we’ve got some cold spells with the winter conditions. So when it’s -15, reminder to plug your vehicle in, check your block heater and your cord.”
Niemczyk also said as it is winter, roads can still be quite icy and you should always be driving to the road conditions.
“It’s very important to check the weather, from not only your departure location, but also your destination and back again,” she said. “Because as we know in Saskatchewan, weather can change in a heartbeat. So driving on ice, know how to navigate your vehicle as safely as possible.”
But perhaps the most important piece of advice Niemczyk offered is the most often heard: If you’re on the road, leave your phone alone.
“Keep two hands on the wheel and eliminate driving distractions.”