Winter driving in Canada means braving conditions that are sometimes less than ideal. Be prepared for snowy road conditions and freezing temperatures with these tips from the experts at UPS Canada for accident-free driving:
• Winterize your vehicle. Check your fluids and make sure your vehicle has winter tires.
• Minimize distractions. Leave your phone out of reach and map your route in advance.
• Stay on main roads. Snow is often cleared off main routes first.
• Leave plenty of space. It’s ideal to leave at least two car lengths between you and the vehicle ahead.
• Adjust your speed for road conditions. Icy or snowy roads call for slower speeds.
• Check the weather. Keep cool and plan your trip around changing weather patterns and difficult conditions.
• Stay alert. Pack water and snacks to keep you energized for your trip, and if you’re feeling too tired, stay at home.
Nobody knows how to stay safe on winter roads better than UPS Canada’s Circle of Honor drivers—a prestigious award for more than 7,878 drivers globally (123 in Canada) who have maintained an at-fault accident-free driving record for over 25 years.
“Being a UPS driver isn’t just about delivering packages,” says Dominic Porporino, vice president of Operations at UPS Canada. “It’s about getting from point A to point B efficiently in a way that doesn’t compromise safety on the roads. Our drivers understand the importance of road safety and they take it very seriously.”