Share the Road

 

February 26, 2015 – Saint John, N.B. – With some parts of Atlantic Canada reaching record amounts of snowfall in recent weeks, CAA (Atlantic) is reminding motorists to exercise caution and work together to create and ensure safe driving conditions, in spite of the weather.

“With the amount of snow that has fallen so far this winter, many roads are much more narrow than usual, and in some cases are down to one lane, especially where there is also on-street parking,” says Gary Howard, Vice President of Communications at CAA (Atlantic). “There are also countless corners and intersections where large snowbanks are obstructing visibility. This can make for a challenging drive even on clear days, so we want to encourage motorists to be mindful of the road conditions, and of each other, when driving this winter.”

Creating a safe driving environment on the roads during the winter is a shared responsibility; it’s important for drivers to be patient and to share the road with the vehicles around them. “All motorists have a role to play in making sure everyone gets to their destination safely,” says Howard. “Whether it’s slowing down to allow safe passage on narrow roads, allowing extra time and space for turning, or using extra caution when slowing down and moving over for emergency response and service vehicles, drivers must be aware of others on the roads.”

To request Roadside Assistance you can call us at 1-800- CAA Help (222-4357). To avoid waiting on the phone, visit CAA online or download the CAA Mobile App. For more information on how to prepare for winter driving conditions, visit atlantic.caa.ca/advocacy/safe-driving/winter-driving.

About CAA

The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) is a federation of nine clubs providing more than six million Members with roadside assistance, Member Rewards and comprehensive automotive and travel services. CAA also advocates on issues of concern to its Members, including: road safety, the environment, mobility, infrastructure and consumer protection.

Gary Howard
Vice President, Communications
CAA (Atlantic)
ghoward@atlantic.caa.ca
506-654-6554

Claire Ryan
Manager, Public Affairs
CAA (Atlantic)
cryan@atlantic.caa.ca
506-343-5425

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