Winter

Winter Safety Checklist

February 13, 2019
Winter

If you ever find yourself stranded in your vehicle during the harsh Saskatchewan winter, here are some tips to help keep you safe.

-Prepare an emergency kit. Your emergency kit should contain:

  • Shovel
  • Blankets
  • Snow brush
  • Ice scraper
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Flares
  • Booster cables
  • Candles and matches
  • First Aid kit
  • Food
  • Water cup

-Remain inside your vehicle because it will offer you protection from the harsh winter elements.

-Run your engine sporadically to get some heat but be careful not to run out of gas. In that case, the blankets, candles and matches you packed in your roadside emergency kit will serve you well.

-When running your engine, ensure that your vehicle’s exhaust pipe is clear of snow and ice. If it’s plugged, fumes will seep into your vehicle, resulting in possible carbon monoxide poisoning.

-If you find you need fresh air, your best option is to slightly lower the windows facing opposite the wind direction and open your vehicle’s heater vent.

Contact Information

Prince Albert Insurance Ltd
499 15 St. E.
Prince Albert, SK S6V 1G1
306-764-2233 Fax: 306-763-6663
     

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