As the temperatures drop and the roads become icy, safe driving becomes more crucial than ever. In this episode of “Drive Wisely on CHEK,” hosted by Kate Harris and presented by DriveWise BC, we explore three indispensable winter driving tips that will help you navigate British Columbia’s challenging winter roads safely and confidently.

1. Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Adjusting your speed is vital in winter conditions. Remember, speed limits are determined for ideal conditions, and icy or snowy roads are far from ideal. Slowing down not only increases your reaction time but also reduces the risk of accidents, keeping both you and other road users safe.

2. Master Gentle Braking on Icy Roads

Icy roads require a gentle touch—especially when braking. Abrupt braking can lead to skidding, which in turn can cause loss of vehicle control. Practice gentle acceleration and deceleration to maintain control at all times. This approach is essential for preventing accidents on slippery surfaces.

3. Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter Challenges

Ensuring your vehicle is ready for winter can make a significant difference in your driving experience. Check your tire pressure and tread depth, ensure your wipers are in good condition, and keep your gas tank at least half full to prevent the fuel line from freezing. These simple checks can help you avoid common winter driving pitfalls.

Drive Wisely and Stay Prepared

By following these tips and preparing your vehicle for the colder months, you can enjoy a safer driving experience throughout the winter season in BC. Remember, the key to safe winter driving is not just in handling your vehicle but also in preparing for the unexpected.

Are you ready to tackle winter driving with confidence?

Contact DriveWise BC to learn more about our winter driving courses and gain expert tips to keep you safe on icy and snowy roads. Don’t let winter weather catch you off guard—let us help you prepare for safe and effective driving during the colder months.

DriveWise BC Tips, Articles & News

Connect With US