Winter Driving

Safe winter driving takes extra skill, preparation, and time than driving on the clear, dry roads of summer.  Snow, ice, and cold temperatures make roads more slippery and cause your vehicle to react differently.  Below are great resources on how to prepare for winter driving, road emergencies and everything you need to know to stay safe this winter.

SHIFT INTO WINTER - Winter Driving Safety Alliance
Provincial campaign with everything you need to know to get through the winter safely. Lots of excellent information and links to more resources.

Drive BC - Province of British Columbia
Up to the minute road reports, weather forecasts, and ferry / border information.

10 Winter Driving Tips for BC Log Haulers - BC Forest Safety Council

A brochure with great tips on preparation and driving

Winter Driving Emergency Postcard - BC Forest Safety Council
A complete list of emergency kit items and tips for staying safe when stranded

Winter Safety Resource Package - BC Forest Safety Council

Winter Driving Resources

HYPOTHERMIA-Surviving the Cold - WorkSafeBC
Everything you need to know about hypothermia, how to prevent it, and what to do if it does happen

Winter Driving Tips - Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
How to review and prepare your vehicle for winter driving.

Tips to Prepare for Winter Driving Conditions - Canadian Automobile Association
Great tips for winter driving and a list of items to keep in your emergency vehicle kit.

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