A broken down vehicle on the side of the highway in frigid temperatures could be a recipe for disaster.
But it doesn’t have to be if drivers travelling for Christmas prepare themselves.
CAA Saskatchewan CEO Fred Titanich reminds drivers of the obvious but sometimes forgotten: have a charged cell phone in case a call for help is needed.
He assured any stranded drivers that CAA crews will be out and ready.
“We’ve been doing this for 100 years, we operate 24/7, we have contractors all over the province, so we got you covered,” said Titanich.
Besides a charged phone, he recommends having an emergency kit in the vehicle.
That should contain items like a blanket, booster cables, extra warm clothes, a shovel and something to eat and drink.