At Gem Limo, your safety when you are travelling with us is of the utmost importance. However, the safety of everyone on the roads, including our limo drivers and other passengers are also extremely important. Because of that, we would like to offer you some road safety tips to keep in mind as we shift from summer weather to fall and winter conditions in Ontario.
Here are some things you should keep in mind as you are driving this fall season:
With the kids back in school, and we see Halloween upon us, it’s important to be mindful of pedestrians when you are driving. Kids are not always as cautious as they should be, so it is up to us to think of them, and be aware of where they are. Particularly as the days tend to get shorter in the fall season, and it becomes harder to see them in the dark.
It gets dark earlier
Throughout the fall the days get shorter and shorter, and you will often find that parts of your commute in either the morning or afternoon (or both!) are now made in darkness. Because of this it is more important than ever to be vigilant, and aware of others on the road.
Changing road conditions
While it may not be cold enough yet for you to switch over to snow tires, it is getting chillier in the evenings, and so you may start to see frost or even black ice on the roads. This combined with fewer daylight hours can make for some dangerous road conditions. Make sure that you are keeping yourself aware of the weather forecast, and are allowing yourself extra time as necessary when the weather starts to get colder and the road conditions worse.
With winter right around the corner, it’s also time to start thinking about getting your car prepared for winter. Some things that you can do now include: purchasing, or installing your snow tires, and preparing a winter road safety kit with items you might need should your car break down during the winter months. Some preparation now can save you from a dangerous situation later.
From all of us at Gem Limo, please help us keep our roads safe this fall by keeping these tips in mind!