Winter Driving - Be Prepared, Be Safe!

Winter Driving Brochures

Ontario 511 for road conditions, closures, construction

Learn about winter road maintenance in the Province of Ontario


Winter driving infographics

The Ministry of Transportation's winter driving infographics provide useful tips for safe driving during the winter.

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  • Title: Be prepared for winter driving
    Subtitle: Get a maintenance check-up. Keep a winter driving survival kit in your vehicle.
    Image: Graphic image of someone putting a survival kit in the trunk of their vehicle. A speech bubble points to the survival kit with the title "Winter Driving Survival Kit" and has images of the following items to include in the survival kit: gloves, booster cables, windshield wiper fluid, first aid kit, torch, snow brush, candles, safety vest, and water bottle

    Link below image points to ontario.ca/winterdriving. Ontario government logo is shown in bottom right corner

  • Title: Check weather and road conditions before you head out
    By phone: 511
    Online: Ontario.ca/511
    On Twitter: @511Ontario
    Image: Graphic image of a smart phone and a desktop monitor with the 511 logo on each

    Link below image points to ontario.ca/winterdriving. Ontario government logo is shown in bottom right corner

  • Title: Always stay well behind a working snow plow
    Image: Graphic image of a working snow plow. Two cars and a truck are following at a good distance

    Link below image points to ontario.ca/winterdriving. Ontario government logo is shown in bottom right corner

  • Title: Stay alert, slow down and stay in control
    Other text: Drive according to road and weather conditions.
    Image: Graphic image of a speedometer and car wheel with a driver's hands holding on to the wheel, with two cars ahead

    Link below image points to ontario.ca/winterdriving. Ontario government logo is shown in bottom right corner

  • Title: All-season tires are not winter tires
    Other text: They begin to lose their grip below +7°C and are not as effective in heavy snow and on ice. Tires marked with this symbol are designated for snowy conditions and offer excellent snow traction performance.
    Image: Graphic image of a tire with a winter tire symbol

    Link below image points to ontario.ca/winterdriving. Ontario government logo is shown in bottom right corner

  • Title: All-season tires are not winter tires
    Other text: They begin to lose their grip below +7°C and are not as effective in heavy snow and on ice. Tires marked with this symbol are designated for snowy conditions and offer excellent snow traction performance.
    Image: Graphic image of a tire with a winter tire symbol

    Link below image points to ontario.ca/winterdriving. Ontario government logo is shown in bottom right corner


Winter driving videos

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Winter Tires Quiz: TRUE or FALSE?

Winter Driving Quiz: TRUE or FALSE?

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