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winter driving

On Thursday, November 13, between 1:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 11 motor vehicle collisions throughout their jurisdiction, some resulting in minor injuries.

The OPP wish to remind motorists to adjust their driving habits to winter road conditions.  The leading cause of multi-vehicle collisions and other collisions that occur during the winter months is poor driving, not poor driving conditions.

Adjusting driving to the conditions is crucial when driving in deteriorated road/weather conditions.

Make it a habit of allowing extra time to travel to and from destinations during the winter months.

Make it a habit to use the full set of headlights every day during the winter months; daylight running lights are not as bright and do not engage the rear tail lights, making it difficult and at times impossible for drivers behind to see your vehicle.

Stay alert, focus on the road and avoid sudden braking, accelerating, or steering.

Never stop on the roadway. If possible, park your vehicle well off the roadway and stay in it until help arrives.

For more information about safe winter driving, go to:

http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/winterdrive/winterdrive.shtml