Winter driving can be hazardous. Rain, snow, ice, sleet, fog, and limited daylight hours present real challenges to drivers, whether they drive for work or leisure. In fact, the number of casualty crashes ─ in which someone is killed or injured due to driving too fast for road conditions ─ more than doubles from September to December. This time of year is also risky for employees who drive for work. Almost one-third of all work-related crashes resulting in injury and time loss occur between November and January.
The online Winter Driving Safety course provides 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
- Communicate with workers about winter driving safety
- Monitor and evaluate winter driving practices
The course takes approximately one-and-a-half to two hours. 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 are at ShiftIntoWinter.ca.
The Practical BC Winter Driving Tips webinar offers useful tips to help reduce your stress and increase your knowledge of safer defensive driving in winter conditions. Learn how you can prepare yourself before getting behind the wheel this winter.
Employer tool kit
The Winter Driving Safety Employer Tool Kit is designed for managers and supervisors. It provides an easy step-by-step guide to develop a winter driving safety program for your organization. The tool kit covers steps to take before, during, and after winter. This makes it easy for you to identify and prioritize an action plan based on the time of year.