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Slippery conditions or snow-covered roads, reduced visibility and bitter cold; these are all factors that can make driving difficult. Winter especially is a dangerous season in our province. It brings an increased risk of getting stuck in your car, so dress warmly before heading out, and follow our tips to put together an emergency kit for your car.

 

Emergency Kit for your car

  1. Foods that won’t spoil, such as energy bars
  2. Water – plastic bottles that won’t break if the water freezes (replace them every six months).
  3. Blanket.
  4. Extra clothing and shoes or boots.
  5. First aid kit with a seatbelt cutter.
  6. Small shovel, scraper and snowbrush.
  7. Candle in a deep can, with matches.
  8. Wind-up flashlight.
  9. Whistle – in case you need to attract attention.
  10. Road maps.
  11. Copy of your emergency plan.

Things to always keep in your trunk during the cold winter months

  1. Sand, salt or cat litter (non-clumping).
  2. Antifreeze and windshield washer fluid.
  3. Tow rope.
  4. Jumper cables.
  5. Fire extinguisher.
  6. Warning light or road flares.

If you’d like more information about preparing emergency kits visit the Canadian Safety Supplies Website.