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Seasonal Driving2021-01-31T00:10:50+00:00

Do You Know What to do in a Hail Storm?

April 12, 2021|

If you're driving, and a hail storm hits, you should know the proper precautions to keep you, and your vehicle as safe as possible. Hail can be extremely damaging to your car, it can be dangerous to step outside unprotected, and it causes dangerous road conditions. Hail should be treated as if you are driving in heavy rain, with ice on the road. Although hail storms typically only last a few minutes, you should follow the proper precautions. Turn on your low beams Drop your speed if you continue to drive Allow 3 times the normal space [...]

5 Safety Tips for Spring Driving

April 5, 2021|

Winter is over, temperatures are rising, and snow is melting, so we need to adapt to the new season and change our driving habits. Every season carries different dangers that we need to beware of. Here are 5 safety tips for spring driving. Vehicle Prep Don't be too anxious to change your winter tires. There may be sporadic snowfalls, so keep your winter tires until ambient temperatures stay above 7 degrees celsius on average. As well, replace anything that may have been damaged in the harsh winter months. 2. Water Warning Watch for spring showers that can [...]

5 Tips To Staying Safe This St. Patrick’s Day

March 8, 2021|

Saint Patricks Day is the most popular holiday for drinking and going out to bars. This leads to more drunk driving, and alcohol related accidents. If you plan to drink, be prepared and safe for the well-being of you, and everyone around you. Here are some tips on staying safe this St. Pattys Day. Have a Designated Driver Designate yourself, or a friend to be the designated driver for the group. Make sure to plan ahead so you aren't caught in a situation where everyone has had a drink. While drunk, you may think you are suitable [...]

Driving in a Winter Wonderland

January 4, 2021|

Driving on snowy, icy roads during a Canadian winter is all but guaranteed, so you have to be equipped with the skills, and knowledge on how to safely manage winter driving. The best way to stay safe during bad weather is to stay home, but sometimes, you have to go out. Follow these tips to remain safe while driving in a winter wonderland. 1. Slow Way Down The faster you are driving, the longer it will take you to react. On snowy and icy roads, leave yourself plenty of time to slow sown and stop. Accelerate, and [...]

5 Important Tips for Driving in Dangerous Weather

November 23, 2020|

  Living in Canada, we get all kinds of weather. Wind, fog, rainstorms, ice, and slush just make driving more difficult. Defensive driving is being ready for any condition. Here are 5 defensive driving tips for driving in dangerous weather conditions. 1. Check the Road Sometimes the road can be deceitful, giving the appearance that it's clear, when it could be icy or slippery. While being safe, and aware of your surroundings, check the road by slowly pulsing the breaks. If the car stops easily, the road is good. If not, pay extra attention while [...]

What To Know About Winter Tires

November 16, 2020|

In the Maritimes, winter driving often means driving on ice, snow, salt, and slush. Although winter tires are not mandatory, they are highly recommended by Transport Canada to give you a safer, more reliable ride in the winter weather. Why choose winter tires over all season tires? All season tires really mean "3 season" tires.They work safely in the fall, summer, and spring, but in freezing temperatures, the all-season rubber hardens, and loses traction. As well, a standard tread is a good fuel efficient, quiet ride for a smooth road, and is good for evacuating water from [...]

Ten Things To Know To Winterize Your Vehicle

November 9, 2020|

Maritime winter weather is always challenging, and you want to make sure your vehicle is ready to face the elements. Reduce the chance of getting stuck in a dangerous situation by following these tips to winterize your vehicle. 1. Ensure Your Lights are Working Properly In the winter, vehicles are especially hard to see on the road. You want to ensure all lights on your car are working properly in order to see and be seen. Replace any faulty headlights, or brake lights for the winter season. 2. Have a Fully Charged Battery In cold weather a [...]

5 Important Safety Tips for Children On Halloween

October 26, 2020|

October 31st is a thrilling night for many. In the excitement of trick-or-treating, it's easy to forget about important safety precautions. Here are 5 tips you can follow to keep your children safe on Halloween night. 1. Replace your child's mask with makeup to make sure that they have a clear, unobstructed view of their surroundings. 2. Avoid dark coloured costumes as drivers may have trouble seeing them. If possible, choose brighter colours and add reflective tape. As well, write your child's name, number, and address on the inside of his/her costume. 3. Accompany your child during [...]

Driving Tips for Halloween

October 19, 2020|

  October 31st is a thrilling night for many. In the excitement of trick-or-treating, it's easy to forget about important safety precautions. Serious accidents are more likely to occur with the combination of increased pedestrian traffic, alcohol use and parties. For this reason, it is essential that parents and motorists are aware of the safety measures that are involved in keeping everyone safe on Halloween night. According the the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), here are some statistics on Halloween. Over 50% of pedestrian fatalities occur between 4pm and midnight 28% of crash victims are pedestrians [...]

5 Tips for Thanksgiving Weekend Travel

October 5, 2020|

  Thanksgiving weekend is time for food, gratitude, and family. Lot's of people take to the road for thanksgiving with their family. This means a higher volume of travellers, and more congestion. Here are some travel pointers to make sure you arrive safely at the dinner table. 1. Plan Ahead Expect heavy traffic, and leave earlier to avoid rushing, speeding, and impatience. Pack the car safely, and stow items where they can't fly forward and hit somebody in case of an accident. Also, prepare for emergencies by packing a kit filled with essentials. 2. Weather Watch Watch [...]

Fall Driving Tips

September 21, 2020|

Fall in Atlantic Canada is a beautiful and colourful time. We often take time to go on walks, or drives to enjoy the view. Although, you may not immediately think of "dangerous driving" but there are escalated risks to driving in Canada during the fall. Here are 5 things to watch for when driving in the fall. 1. Leaves While beautiful colours on the road, leaves can actually be very dangerous when wet or icy. The problem is, most people are very cautious around snow, or ice, but don't think twice about leaves. Take your time, take [...]

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