Just five days into the new year, Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) had already investigated 33 motor vehicles collisions, many of which were single vehicles that had gone into the ditch. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries reported.
Driving too fast for road conditions is the number one cause of winter collisions.
Remember to stay in control of your vehicle at all times.
Remember to allow extra time to travel to and from destinations.
Remember to leave extra space between vehicles.
Remember to use your full set of headlights every day during the winter months; daylight running lights are not as bright and do not engage your rear taillights, making it difficult and at times impossible for drivers behind you to see your vehicle.
Remember to avoid sudden braking, accelerating or steering.
Remember it's not only unsafe to drive on a closed road - it's illegal!
For local road conditions, visit the Grey County Transportation Services website at www.grey.ca/service/taps/winter-road-conditions or by calling 1-866-266-7569.
For up-to-date winter road and weather conditions call 5-1-1 for provincial highways or visit the Grey County Transportation at www.grey.ca/services/taps/winter-road-conditions/.
For information on winter driving, including recommended items for a vehicle emergency kit, please visit: www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/winterdrive/winterdrive.shtml/.