Winter driving can be learned

Avto 12 December, 2017
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    Frédéric Mercier

    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 07:40

    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 07:40

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    We often speak, rightly, of the importance of putting his car quality tires for winter weather.

    Except that even with the best tyres in the world, it is still behind the wheel of your safety on the road actually plays. And in winter, it can never be said enough, it is important to adjust his driving according to road conditions.


    Read also: The 12 best tires for a winter safe

    Read also: In winter, the drivers in quebec are the most confident in the country


    In the beginning of the winter period, so here are five tips to take a winter driving safe.

    Predict his movements

    The road conditions in quebec are sometimes very bad, we aren’t teaching you anything. Except that with a little preparation, it is possible to facilitate travel, even in winter.

    The Québec 511 website offers a road map of the province in which it indicates in real time the conditions of the roadway. Before driving, make it a habit to consult this chart and choose the path more safe. This small task for five minutes could help you avoid many worries.

    And if you see that the road conditions are particularly bad, it may be a good idea to simply stay home.

    Well snow off his car

    The “igloo rolling” are unfortunately common on Quebec roads in winter. Too many motorists do not take the time to remove snow from their car before hitting the road. Two consequences are caused.

    First, the visibility of these drivers is obviously reduced. And who said poor visibility also says compromised security.

    And then, on the road, pieces of snow – or worse, the ice may come off the wrong car cleared of snow to come and hit other vehicles. A car badly cleared of snow, therefore, puts not only the safety of the driver in danger, but also that of other motorists.




    In the winter, even on a paved surface, the braking distance of a vehicle is longer than in the summer. So keep your distances compared to others, and be prepared for any eventuality. The floor, even if it seems to be unobstructed, may well be a traitor…

    Reduce speed

    In summer as in winter, the speed is one of the biggest causes of accidents in Québec. Lifting a foot, you increase drastically your reaction time in case of emergency.

    In addition to keeping you safe on the road, speed is reduced to reduce your fuel consumption. And if you drive an electric vehicle, the reserves of your battery will run out less quickly. Everyone is a winner!

    Well equip

    Despite all of the precautions that one can take, one is never completely safe out of the road. Knowing this, it is possible to prepare for the worst by keeping it in his car a first aid kit, bright lights, and traction.

    We hope you never have to use them. But if you need a day, you’ll be glad to have them with you!