Winter driving can be hazardous. Factors such as rain, snow, ice, sleet, fog, and limited daylight hours present real challenges to motorists, whether they drive for work or leisure. In fact, when it comes to winter, the number of casualty crashes in which someone is killed or injured due to driving too fast for road conditions almost doubles from October to December. In addition, more work-related vehicle crashes causing time-loss injuries occur between October and February.
The online Winter Driving Safety course will provide you with the tools you need to plan, implement and monitor a winter driving safety program in your organization. The course features practical information on reducing the risks associated with winter driving including:
- How to develop winter driving safe work procedures and a safety policy
- Ways to communicate with workers about winter driving safety
- How to monitor and evaluate winter driving practices
The course takes approximately two to three hours, and you will be able to download or print a certificate of completion for your records at its conclusion. Additional tips and resources on how to prepare yourself and your vehicle and how to drive safely on winter roads can be found at ShiftIntoWinter.ca.
The Winter Driving Safety Planning Toolkit is an easy step-by-step guide that can help drive safely in winter. The toolkit covers steps to take before, during, and after winter.