Haliburton Highlands OPP is sending out winter driving reminders after responding to 14 collisions within three days. According to reports, the accidents were a result of drivers not adjusting their speed for weather conditions. With weather changing daily, so are the road conditions so officers are asking people to slow down and leave extra space between vehicles.

Haliburton Highlands OPP are also sending out these tips and reminders to drivers:

Getting Your Vehicle Ready:

  • Install 4 winter tires
  • Have an ice-scraper or snow brush in your vehicle at all times
  • Keep your windshield washer fluid filled and keep an extra container in your vehicle
  • Keep your fuel tank at least half full in case you get stranded and to prevent condensation in the tank
  • Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle

Adjust your Driving Habits:

  • SLOW DOWN! BE ALERT! STAY IN CONTROL!
  • Keep full set of headlights ON every day throughout the winter months
  • Leave extra space between vehicles
  • Know your location
  • Monitor road and weather conditions before heading out