Get your Vehicle Emergency Kit Ready

From getprepared.gc.ca here are the items that you will need in your vehicle for driving in adverse conditions, and in the event of an earthquake.

A basic kit should include:

  • Blanket
  • Candle in a deep can and matches
  • Extra clothing and shoes
  • First aid kit with seatbelt cutter
  • Flashlight (crank or battery-powered). Replace batteries once a year.
  • Food that won’t spoil (such as energy bars) List of contact numbers
  • Radio (crank or battery-powered). Replace batteries once a year.
  • Small shovel, scraper and snowbrush
  • Warning light or road flares
  • Water
  • Whistle

Recommended additional items to keep in your vehicle:

  • Antifreeze, windshield washer fluid
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Road maps
  • Sand, salt or cat litter (non-clumping)
  • Tow rope and jumper cables

Get the full brochure here: yprprdnssgd-eng

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Winter Weather is Here!

Get your car ready for winter driving conditions by:

  • Make sure your tires are in good shape and are rated for the conditions.  Check your spare tire too.
  • Carry chains where required by law.  Learn how to install the chains properly before you need them.
  • Have all belts, hoses, brakes, and steering components checked by a licensed mechanic.
  • Change your wind-shield wipers.
  • Top up all fluids to the proper levels.  Carry extra wind-shield fluid.
  • Check your safety kit for blankets, water, food, extra medication, first aid supplies, and road markers

Keep care of yourself by:

  • Not driving when sleepy, or under the influence.
  • Not driving in poor conditions when it is not necessary.
  • Planning your trip carefully and sharing your route with friends and family.
  • NOT TEXTING or TALKING on a cell phone.  Pull over safely when using a phone.

Learn more about road safety at the RCMP Road Safety Tips page.

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