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12 Days of…Safety!

Tips on making smart choices this holiday season 

The holidays are a time for celebrating the end of a long year,  as well as indulging in some of our favourite foods (and drinks!). Take care of yourself this holiday season and the loved ones around you by making responsible choices with the tips below.

Plan Your Safe Ride Home

If you already know ahead of time that you’ll be taking advantage of an open bar or attending a holiday party, start planning your ride home before you arrive at your destination. Ride-sharing and taxi apps allow you to schedule your ride home in advance, and other donation-based initiatives like Operation Red Nose will even drive you and your car home for free!

Prepare for the Conditions

Manitobans know that our road conditions can change dramatically in a short period of time. Since many of us will embark on long commutes to see family and friends during the holidays, it’s important to make sure your vehicle is prepared for unexpected conditions. Make sure to keep a roadside emergency kit stocked and check the conditions before hitting the road.

Watch for Emergency Vehicles

When road conditions get worse, the chances of collisions and accidents increase. Whether it’s an ambulance, fire truck or police car pulled over on the side of the road, keep an eye out for emergency vehicles on your travels. If you encounter a first responder vehicle in traffic, pull over to the side of the road when it’s safe to do so and allow them to pass.