Winter Driving Emergency Kit


(Two cars advance in the street under blowing snow and a howling, icy wind.)

This... is a Canadian winter. As we know only too well, Canadian winters are not for the faint of heart.

(Our FIELD REPORTER is standing behind a vehicle. He addresses the camera. He is wearing a parka, a tuque and gloves.)

You never know what might happen—or what you might need—so it's a good idea to always be prepared.

(Our FIELD REPORTER opens the trunk, where there is an emergency kit.)

Always keep an emergency kit, like this one, in your trunk.

It should include a first aid kit...

(Photo of a first aid bag and its contents displayed in front of it. Then photos of each of the following groups of requisites:)

...windshield wiper fluid, an ice scraper and fuel line antifreeze...

...booster cables...

...some kitty litter, traction mats and a shovel in case you get stuck in the snow...

...a flashlight so you can see, and road flares and a reflective vest so others can see you...

...matches and a "survival candle" so you can warm your hands without draining the car's battery...or gas tank... well as extra clothing and a blanket (a lightweight, heat-reflective blanket is best)...

...and an emergency food pack that includes water and non-perishables like canned fruit and granola bars—oh, and don't forget the can opener and utensils!

Having a charged cell phone in your car for emergencies is also a good idea; just don't pick it up while driving.

You can purchase an emergency kit or make your own. You may already have many of the items needed around your house.

Hopefully you won't need to use any of it—but in wintry conditions, you need to be ready for anything.

(Our FIELD REPORTER is in the vehicle, he opens the window so he can talk to the camera.)

This winter, keep warm, be prepared, and stay safe.

(Text on screen:)

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