The McLennan Group Insurance Inc. is proud to work with Retired OPP Sergeant Bob Paterson to develop and share these practical safety tips.

Safe Driving Tips


Winter’s Here: Get The Right Tires For Your Vehicle And Driving Needs

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


The Acid Test

When should a senior driver hang up the keys? Here are some points to consider.


Child Car Seat Safety

A few practical tips can help a good driver transport children in a safe manner.


Snowbirds Who Choose to Drive South

Southbound drivers know the routine, but a safety review can help to smooth the way.


Putting an End to Distracted Driving

Distracted drivers on the road can be as dangerous as drivers who are impaired.


Traffic Roundabouts

Roundabouts are becoming more common in Canada, and they really aren’t complicated.


Avoid “A-Pillar” Blind Spot Collisions

While an A-Pillar supports your vehicle’s roof, it has the potential to obscure your sightlines.


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.

  • We are proud to work with Retired OPP Police Sergeant Bob Paterson, and help promote his tireless efforts on behalf of the personal safety and security of all Canadians. Because like Sergeant Bob, we’re here for your protection.


    Established in 1992, The McLennan Group Insurance Inc. is a 100% Canadian owned, nationally licensed all-lines brokerage specializing in the design and distribution of insurance products and services for leading associations, affinity groups and individuals. Together with our life and health division, The McLennan Group Life Insurance Inc. we are proud to work with a number of trusted Canadian insurers. We are dedicated to providing innovative insurance solutions that meet the needs of Canadians 50-plus.

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