That white thing* came and poured Toronto, at last! It’s all white this morning outside. Like the first time of white thing* every year… most people, drivers I mean, seem caught by surprise, all over again. It’s a headache to drive in this condition…
It’s now 1 degree Celcius outside,…
and that white thing* has just thrown
and poured all they have with all their might 🙂
(if you want to take pictures, go out now to the sidestreets,
before it becomes slushy).
I guess… goodbye fall, welcome winter 🙂
Following is the tips for safe winter driving:
Winter driving can be inconvenient, annoying, even infuriating. But you can offset those aggravations and minimize the special risks of winter driving.
Here are some routine precautions to help you avoid starting problems:
Equipment and supplies Getting Unstuck If You Get Stranded…
Here’s what you’ll want to have on hand, especially in an emergency:
If you should find yourself stuck, here’s what to do:
Equipment and supplies
If You Get Stranded…
- You may feel helpless, stuck in the snow in a lonely place – but there are things you can do to survive until help reaches you.
- Stay in the vehicle. Don’t wander and get lost or frostbitten.
- Run the engine for heat about once every hour, or every half hour in severe cold. Clean snow from around the end of the tail pipe to prevent carbon monoxide buildup. For extra heat, burn a candle inside a coffee can – but don’t set the can on fabric. Make sure the vehicle is NOT air tight, by opening a window a little.
- Clear outside heater vents. That’s the grill under the windshield.
- Avoid alcohol. It lowers body temperature and will cause you to become drowsy.
- Leave one window cracked open. Freezing winds and driving, wet snow can quickly seal a vehicle.
- Signal to other motorists that you’re stranded by using flares or flashlights, or by tying a piece of brightly colored cloth to the radio antenna.
Source: The National Safety Council, USA.
And, here is the “Self-help Advice: Winter Driving – You, Your Car, and Winter Storms” by Government of Canada. Keep it handy in your car’s compartment. Here’s the pdf file.
Have a safe winter driving everybody, snow or otherwise 🙂
Note: white thing* is snow ~ the way most people here call it.