Winter road safety

An illustration showing someone putting an emergency kit in their car

Winter driving demands extra attention due to reduced visibility, slippery roads and unpredictable weather conditions. Preparing your vehicle and adjusting your driving habits can significantly reduce the risk of accidents.

Preparation is key

Before winter sets in, ensure your vehicle is equipped with winter tires for better traction. Keep an emergency kit in your car, including items such as blankets, a flashlight and a first aid kit.

Navigating the roads

  • Allow extra time: Rushing increases your risk of an accident. Leave early to account for slower travel speeds and potential delays.
  • Stay informed: Check weather forecasts and road conditions before you leave, and be prepared to adjust your plans accordingly.
  • Avoid fatigue: Long winter drives, especially after a heavy meal, can lead to driver fatigue. Fatigue impairs judgment and slows reaction times. Share driving responsibilities on long trips and take regular breaks to stay alert.


Your safety and the safety of others are paramount. Practicing patience and vigilance during winter travels can help ensure you reach your destination safely.