Change of seasons means a change of driving habits
|driving.ca 27 Sep 2021 at 07:50|
Canada’s first snowfall warning of the year was issued last week. It was for the Dempster Highway in the Yukon, but you know it will soon be lashing at most of us. “In 2017, nearly 30 per cent of collisions reported to the National Collision Database happened on wet, snowy or icy roads. One third happened in January, February, November and December,” according to the RCMP . The changeover to winter means a shift in how you drive, too. Maybe we can mitigate the annual carnage of our first snowfall by doing a little early planning.
Now is the time to order your winter tires, or haul them out of storage. Make an appointment with your tech now. While the idea is winter temperatures of 7 degrees C trigger that installation, any time now is fine. Check your insurance policy: if you’re receiving a reduction because you have winter tires, it will set dates when those tires must be installed and when they can be removed.