Safe Driving Tips
SAFE DRIVING UPDATE
Winter’s On It’s Way: Get The Right Tires For Your Vehicle And Driving Needs
- Dedicated Winter Tires: The greatest winter performance in snow, ice, temperatures below 7° and wet surfaces. No matter what type of vehicle you drive, four dedicated winter tires are recommended from November to April in Canada.
- All Season Tires: An option if driving is limited to urban areas and moderate winters, if tire change-over/storage is not an option, or you're a snowbird driving south.
- Summer Onlv Tires: Unsuitable for cold temperatures, wet, slippery, snowy conditions.
Extreme Weather Reminder: In light of recent storms and floods leaving hundreds of stranded drivers, remember to always carry the basics in your vehicle, such as a crank radio with cell phone charger, blanket, sleeping bag, water, non-perishable snacks, etc.
Winter Driving Tips
Understand the special conditions that put drivers at risk during the winter.
R.I.D.E. Spot Checks
Make transportation plans and think about a safe approach to R.I.D.E. spot checks.
Putting an End to Distracted Driving
Distracted drivers on the road can be as dangerous as drivers who are impaired.
Avoid “A-Pillar” Blind Spot Collisions
While an A-Pillar supports your vehicle’s roof, it has the potential to obscure your sightlines.
Roundabouts are becoming more common in Canada, and they really aren’t complicated.
School Bus Back-To-School Refresher
Be extra careful and obey the laws to avoid a traffic violation or school bus collision.
Snowbirds Who Choose to Drive South
Southbound drivers know the routine, but a safety review can help to smooth the way.
Distracted Driver Warning
The results of using a cell phone while driving are just a frightening as impaired driving.
The Acid Test
When should a senior driver hang up the keys? Here are some points to consider.
Adjust Your Sideview Mirrors
Just minor adjustments to your mirrors will result in many important safety benefits.
Child Car Seat Safety
A few practical tips can help a good driver transport children in a safe manner.
These safety tips are for informational purposes only. Following them may decrease, but will not eliminate, risk of loss. Neither The McLennan Group Insurance Inc. or The McLennan Group Life Insurance Inc. shall be liable for any loss or damage arising out of any use of these tips.