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Thursday, 26 December 2013

Safe Kawartha Lakes Winter Driving Tips!

Safe Kawartha Lakes Holiday Season Driving  Tips

Kawartha Lakes Mums - Driving? Sliding? Streets are slushy and icy, but at least we have electricity!Michelle Hendry City of Kawartha Lakes Director of Public Works offers the following Winter Driving Tips to help you arrive alive at your destination:

The Christmas holiday season is one of the busiest times of year on roadways. People are driving across the City of Kawartha Lakes and surrounding areas to meet family and friends, the hustle and bustle of shopping and coping with inclement weather. It's important to show your experience as a driver by following speed limits to keep our roads safe.

To help make this a safe and happy holiday season, here are some safety tips.

ü Watch the Weather. It's a good idea to visit www.weatheroffice.gc.ca for local weather reports, before you leave home.

ü Don't drive beside snow plows. You risk collision as snow plows sometimes shift sideways when they are plowing packed snow or drifts.

ü Watch for snow plows on sunny days. Snow plows and removal equipment must be out for several hours after a storm clearing shoulders and cutting back snow banks. Please look out for plows even on clear days.
"During the Christmas holidays there are more cars, more people and more confusion than any other holiday during the year," said the Director of Public Works Michelle Hendry. "When driving, make safety your number one job. Be courteous to other drivers, allow extra time for heavy traffic and slippery roads. Enjoy safe driving during the Christmas holidays."
For further information, please contact your local Municipal Service Centre or call 705-324-9411 or 1-888-822-2225.
What winter driving tips can you share?

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