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More Winter Conditions Ahead - Drive Carefully

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More Winter Conditions Ahead - Drive Carefully

McGuinty Government Says Stay Alert, Slow Down And Arrive Safely

Ministry of Transportation

The brilliant sunshine of a winter day can actually make driving more
dangerous.

Rapidly melting snow and freezing temperatures create slippery roads, increasing braking time and the potential for losing control of your vehicle.

Simple precautions such as giving snowplows, salters and sand trucks plenty of room, and driving according to road conditions will help drivers arrive safely at their destination.

Quick Facts

  • Ontarians are 30 per cent more likely to be involved in a collision during winter than in the summer.
  • Each year, an average of 112 snowplows are involved in collisions with other motor vehicles.

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Quotes

“Drivers have a responsibility to slow down, stay alert and be patient so they, their passengers and those whom they share the road with get home safely.”

Jim Bradley

Minister of Transportation

“The social and economic costs of motor vehicle collisions in Ontario are enormous. We are urging all Ontario drivers to avoid these unnecessary consequences by adjusting their driving to winter conditions.”

Julian Fantino

Commissioner, Ontario Provincial Police

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