Learn How to Drive for Winter Conditions
With winter quickly approaching, it is important to learn how to drive for the conditions as snow and ice can push our driving skills to the limit. According to tire experts, once the temperature drops below seven degrees Celsius all-season tires lose their grip and braking distance. Although winter tires are not mandatory in all parts of British Columbia, they are strongly recommended.
Reminder: As of October 31 – March 31 winter tires are required on many highways throughout the province of BC. To see a map of which roads require winter tires, visit the Ministry of Transportation Website - Designated Winter Tire & Chain-up Routes
To ensure your safety on the road, be sure to have the right winter tires/chains available, and follow these safe driving tips:
- Maintain a safe following distance
- Drop your speed to match road conditions
- Watch for black ice
- Accelerate and brake slowly
- Avoid sudden moves
- Know how to handle a skid
- See and be seen
- Be extremely cautious when approaching highway maintenance vehicles such as snow plows and salt or sand truck
**NOTE** If you supervise or manage employees who drive during the winter months, a free online course is available to help you plan, implement and monitor a winter driving safety program for your workplace.
Click here to get started: Road Safety At Work
Tia Chisholm, HUB International TRANSPORTATION
HUB International TRANSPORTATION specialists are based in Vancouver. Our longstanding relationships with the best providers in the business allow us to deliver the solution that serve you best. With HUB, you can run your business knowing that you are headed in the right direction.
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