The weather conditions have created icy conditions for drivers in southeast Saskatchewan. SGI has some tips for how to ensure you don't end up in a collision when it's icy on the roads.
“It’s important to see and be seen,” said Tyler McMurchy with SGI.
He said it starts in the driveway, by clearing your car of snow.
“You’ll want to make sure your windows are clear of snow and ice, so scrape and brush and get them so you can see out,” he said. “And also clear off the snow off your hood and your roof, as well, so you’re not creating any little mini-blizzards for the drivers behind you.”
He added that clearing off your tail lights also ensures visibility.
McMurchy said keep your eyes on the road.
“Make sure that you’re keeping your eyes on the road and not on your phone or anything else in your vehicle,” he said. “Watch out for pedestrians that might be venturing out into crosswalks, and pay special attention around intersections, especially if the conditions are icy and you’re worried about yourself or other vehicles sliding through, you want to keep your eyes on the road for that reason as well.”
Of course, slowing down when driving on ice is one way to help ensure safety. SGI offers more tips and resources on their website.