HAMILTON, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Canadians are no strangers to the elements that Mother Nature can provide during the winter months. For some, this can cause a level of discomfort because winter weather can be a challenge to drive in. It can be especially challenging for new drivers.
The team from G1.ca would like to remind you of a few winter driving tips:
1. Slow Down
This may be the simplest tip, but it is also the one that is not always taken seriously. By slowing down, you add a buffer zone that will allow for better decision making if something unexpected occurs while you are driving. It will also allow you to pay close attention to the road signs that you may pass along the way warning of any issues that may have occurred due to the weather.
2. Prepare for the Conditions
Ensure that you have a car care kit in your vehicle. It is also important to make sure that your car is equipped with the right tires for the conditions. Check the battery in your car to determine if it is weak. If you notice a weak battery, be sure to change it to one that is more reliable.
3. Anticipate Problems
Although predicting the future is not possible, there are some situations that you can anticipate. For example, you may have to cross a bridge that has more ice on it than what is on the roads. There is a chance that you may have to take a road that has black ice on it. It is important to be mindful of your route and possible issues that could occur on the route. By thinking ahead, it may allow you to avoid an unnecessary accident.
4. Drive Defensively
When driving in less than perfect conditions, be sure to stay aware of what other drivers are doing on the road. By paying attention to what is going on around you, you can prevent an accident from occurring.
For those individuals that are preparing to take the G1, the G1.ca website is a great study tool to help one become a smart driver.
G1.ca is a website for Ontario learners who want to practice their skills before taking the written road sign and rules of the road test. The learners can take the G1 practice tests for free as many times as they like. No registration is required. For more information visit G1.ca.