Winter Driving

Settlement ISC Community

Driving during winter in Alberta can be a whole different experience for newcomers.  It involves snow, ice and cold temperatures and can get a bit challenging even for experience drivers. Foresight and preparation can go a long way to ensure safety and an enjoyable driving experience.

Below are some tips and safety guidelines for your easy transition to a new experience.

  • Stay Alert. Check weather and road conditions before you head out
  • Reduce Speed. It takes longer to stop on ice and snow than it does on dry roads.
  • Avoid sudden changes in speed or direction. Icy and snowy roads are uncertain and can cause your vehicle to slide out of control.
  • Always stay well behind a working snow plow.
  • Take a winter driving course from a driving school.