CAA Saskatchewan has some advice for drivers as they hit the road for the Thanksgiving long weekend.
Christine Niemczyk, director of communications, said people should check the mechanical features on their vehicles, including fluids, seatbelts and booster seats.
“We do often get a number of calls. They can increase because of long weekends because we recognize that more motorists are going to be on the road travelling with their loved ones to see family for the Thanksgiving long weekend,” Niemczyk said.
“But overall, it’s just a reminder to check your vehicle.”
Niemczyk also suggests keeping a roadside assistance kit, which could include a flashlight, booster cables, tire puncture sealant, first-aid kit, flares, drinking water and non-perishable food.
Other items that could come in handy: extra warm clothes and a phone to call for help, if needed.
With the recent wintry weather, she said it’s best to avoid busy lineups when switching to winter tires.
“It’s never too early with our recent influx of snow and slush to think about installing your winter tires. Always a good idea for added traction,” Niemczyk said.
CAA urges drivers not to drive while impaired, or distracted.
As well, drivers must slow to 60 kilometres per hour on highways when passing tow trucks and emergency vehicles.