Thursday, November 09, 2017

Are you ready for winter?

Are you ready for winter?

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 4:59 AM
Traffic Services:  416-808-1900

Traffic safety continues to be a priority for the Toronto Police Service. 

It won’t be long before the first major snowfall or cold snap of the season transforms your daily drive. 

On Thursday, November 9, 2017, weather in the Toronto area is expected to change rapidly. As a result of this change, there is a possibility of a flash-freeze situation during the afternoon rush-hour drive.

The Toronto Police Service would like to remind all drivers to drive according to conditions. Reduce speeds on elevated portions of the roadway such as bridges, overpasses or expressways.

The need to be aware and alert at all times on any road, even in the most routine circumstances, is a key component to moving through traffic safely.

The winter weather means you need to be prepared.

The Toronto Police Service would like to offer tips that all drivers can use, to help prepare for this sudden change in the driving environment.

All drivers should make sure that:

W - Windshield washer is full
I - Information on current road and weather conditions 
N - Need to clear the snow off your car
T - Tire tread checked and tires changed as necessary
E - Expect the unexpected 
R - Reduce your speed

By following these simple tips, you can help make your commute a safe one.

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe Traffic Services

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