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Springing Back into Action – Spring Driving Tips


We all thought it might never come, but it looks like spring has finally sprung here in Ontario! Now that the weather is warming up, your probably have a lot on your mind, from spring cleaning and home and yard renovations to a new spring wardrobe.

However, in the rush to celebrate spring and to enjoy the nice weather it has to offer, you still need to make sure that you are practicing safe driving. Here are just a few tips we can offer to make sure that you are staying as safe as you can on the roads this spring.

Think about your winter tires. As soon as the weather starts to warm up, it can be easy to assume it is time to switch out your winter tires. But keep in mind that you need an average temperature of 7 Celsius before it is time to switch them out!

Watch out for ice (yes, still). To that end, the weather can still get chilly in the evenings during the spring, and it can even go down to freezing. As a result, some of the thaw that happened the day before can turn into ice once the sun goes down. Make sure that you are still keeping an eye open for black ice on the roads.

Watch out for potholes! With the spring thaws comes everyone’s least favourite road block: potholes.  Hitting a pothole can cause tremendous damage to your car (and a limousine), so make sure that you are on the lookout for, and doing everything you can to avoid, these nasty road hazards.

Watch out for pedestrians and cyclists. As the weather warms up, more and more individuals will be getting outside to enjoy it. This means more pedestrians, cyclists and small children outside, even on the roads.  It is important to make sure to keep your eyes peeled for everything from cyclists to a child’s ball in your path.

At Gem Limo your safety is of utmost important to us, whether you are riding with us, or simply sharing the roads with one of our drivers. While we want you to enjoy spring and all it has to offer, we also want you to stay safe! Happy spring, Ontario!