Winter Driving in Alberta

Settlement ISC Community, Updates

Alberta has been experiencing snow for the past few weeks, it is important to learn about the precautions to take for Winter driving. Here are a few tips for winter driving in Alberta:

  • Consider Winter Tires
  • Winter tires are designed for low temperatures and snowy/icy roads, they have better traction than all season tires
  • Allow 3 times the normal following distance between you and cars
  • This gives time for you to break, especially on icy roads
  • Allow more time to get to destinations
  • With snowy/icy roads, there will be more traffic to get to destinations
  • Prepare your vehicle
  • Consider having an emergency kit with a shovel, extra clothes, wind shield wiper fluid, first aid kit, etc.

Read more tips here: https://www.alberta.ca/safer-winter-highways.aspx

Immigrant Services Calgary also has a video on what to do in a car accident in Alberta, watch here: https://settlementcalgary.com/how-to/watch-how-to-videos/what-to-do-in-a-car-accident-in-alberta/