Senior Winter Safety Guide Part 2: Winter Driving Tips

Published on February 7, 2022

Winter Driving Tips
Senior Winter Safety Guide

Every year when the weather turns, seniors face a greater risk of everything from hypothermia to slips and falls to car accidents. This senior winter safety guide is an essential resource for anyone over 65 and caregivers for our senior population. 

Part 2: Winter Driving Tips

Did you know that adults over 65 are involved in more car crashes per mile driven than those in other age groups? Snow, ice, and dark nights make operating any kind of vehicle in the winter months a scary endeavor.

“In 2017, nearly 30 per cent of collisions reported to the National Collision Database happened on wet, snowy or icy roads. One third happened in January, February, November and December” - Government of Canada

Winter road conditions can be extremely dangerous, and we recommend taking these precautions before hopping in the driver's seat:

Bookmark this page and pull it up on the next blustery day so you can review our dos and don’ts’ when it comes to winter driving before you hit the road.

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