Summer Driving

Driving on our city roads in the summer can be a challenge due to a variety of factors.

Here are a few tips to help you manage summer driving:

  • Avoid having to rush to your destination. Prepare for road closures, construction, lane realignment, and road resurfacing by allowing extra travel time to reach your destination.
  • Be patient with other road users as there will be out of town or province drivers who may not be familiar with the roads, area or laws.
  • Maintain a fuel level above a quarter of a tank to protect yourself from unexpected road closures and resulting delays.
  • Continue your regular maintenance and check your vehicle fluids as some may need to be topped up.
  • Adjust your speed to the weather conditions. If it is raining, slow down. The rate of speed you are traveling can cause your vehicle to hydroplane.
  • Be more aware of other road users like children, cyclists, wheelchairs, scooters, roller bladers, etc. Use Ground Viewing Habits to mitigate risk.

These tips will help keep you and your passengers safe during the summer driving season. Happy motoring!