Highways and Public Works

Winter Driving

Winter Driving

Increase your odds; reduce your speed

Have Control

When it comes to winter driving, the best way to maintain control of your vehicle is to control your speed. Arrive safely at your destination by driving to road and weather conditions.

Take Extra Time

Even with all-wheel drive and winter tires, your vehicle doesn’t handle the same in winter as in summer. It is not possible to start moving, swerve or stop as quickly and easily. Make up the difference by giving yourself extra travel time.

Know your Limits

The best drivers know that everything changes with winter driving conditions. When months have the letter “R”, focus on slowing down and driving to the conditions.

No Win, No-way

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Contact Transport Services

Government of Yukon
Department of Highways and Public Works
Box 2703 (W-17)
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6

Phone: (867) 667-5832
Toll free (in Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, local 5832
Fax: (867) 667-5799
Email: road.safety@gov.yk.ca