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Winter Driving Tips to Make our Roads Safe


Gem Limo is dedicated to getting you to and from your destination safely, even in poor weather conditions. Here are a few winter driving tips our limo drivers adhere to in order to keep everyone safe on the roads this winter:

Slow down. When the temperature drops suddenly, there is a great risk for black ice to form on the roads. It is important to slow down to avoid sliding on icy roads. The slower you go, the easier it will be to brake quickly and come to a complete stop.

Don’t follow too closely. It is normally advisable to keep at least one car length’s distance between yourself and the car in front of you. In bad winter weather, you need to increase this distance in order to allow yourself extra space to brake should you have to stop suddenly.

Avoid distracted driving. Many provinces across Canada have passed laws against distracted driving recently, and for good reason. Texting, talking on the phone, and even eating while you are driving can take your attention away from the road, and reduce your reaction time. It is advisable to avoid these actions when driving any time, but especially during bad weather.

Adjust your driving to the weather. If you know the weather is going to be bad, make sure to adjust your driving accordingly. Leave early if you need to, and allow extra time to get to your destination.

Bring a winter safety kit. Pack a roadside kit with items you may need in the event of car troubles. Some items you may want to include are: blankets, candles, kitty litter, a shovel and gloves and a hat. You should also make sure your car is equipped with antifreeze and that your windshield wipers are in working order.

If you follow these tips you and your passengers when driving in winter conditions, then you will have a much safer ride. If you prefer not to drive, book a limo with Gem Limousine!