With the long weekend coming up drivers are being reminded to adapt your driving to road conditions. The RCMP attended several accidents along highway six last weekend. Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht from the University of Manitoba has other tips for those heading out on the highway. He says in the perfect world you would have a complete set of clothing and a sleeping bag for every person in the car. He says you should have an extra pair of winter boots as most of us have old winter gear and some kind of pants, a parka, a toque and mitts.
Giesbrecht also recommends packing a candle, flashlight and food and adds if you have problems you have a better chance of survival by staying with your car.