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|Winter Driving Safety|
The Cold War is back. Keep winter under surveillance. Don't know? Don't go.
Welcome to the Shift into Winter website. Here you will find resources and tips on how to stay safe on the road this winter, whether you drive as part of your job or for pleasure.
First - do you really need to go? Remember that every day thousands of BC workers risk being injured or killed while driving on the job. Driving in winter conditions can put you at even greater risk.
The best way to stay safe on the roads this winter is to avoid driving when road and weather conditions are bad. Even an hour or two can make a big difference. If you can, wait until the weather improves. If you have to drive, drive smart. Make sure your vehicle is winter ready, give yourself lots of extra time to get where you need to go and carry an emergency survival kit.
A few moments thinking about it now could save you problems when you are behind the wheel.
Here's what you can do to drive safely in winter conditions.
Resources for your WorkplaceHere are some tips to help you and your team stay safe on the roads:
Winter Driving Safety Posters
Other Related Information
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (BC Government)
Weather Warnings for British Columbia
ICBC Speed Relative to Conditions Campaign 2012 (video)
ICBC Driving Tips - Speed relative to conditions (video)
Cool Solution (video)
Tips on Buying and Using Winter Tires
Progress Through Partnerships
This video was originally presented at the 2011 annual general meeting of the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators. For more information on the CCMTA please visit: http://www.ccmta.ca/english/index.cfm. For more information on the OSMV please visit: http://www.pssq.gov.bc.ca/osmv/.
Whether you drive for work or leisure, make safe driving one of your new year's resolutions., January 9, 2013, BCAA Road Safety Foundation & WorkSafeBC
Don't let winter road conditions catch you buy surprise, November 1, 2012, BCAA Road Safety Foundation
ICBC urges Lower Mainland drivers to slow down in fall and winter weather November 1, 2012, ICBC
Community Support for Shift Into Winter
"I appreciate the work you and your partners have done on this winter information campaign. I love the visual impact of these posters, very B.C. and real. My primary role at the School District is Occupational Health and Safety for all our staff. I've been using the information and links on your web page to provide awareness to our 3000 employees to ensure we are ready to meet our service requirements in the K to 12 schools in Richmond. With the prediction on a severe winter this year, there has been lots of interest in being properly prepared, many of my site safety committee have been asking for this type of information. Your campaign is very timely has answered my need. Thanks again and please keep up the great work."
The Winter Driving Safety Alliance Partners
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Alliance, contact Anita Deiter at or (604) 786-9566.
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