STAY SAFE

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With the recent upward trend in COVID19 cases, OCSV would like to remind our volunteers to be extra vigilant to protect yourself, friends and loved ones.

Be aware and refresh your knowledge with these tools.

Winter Driving

Winter Emergency Kit

Winter conditions can be challenging for even the most experienced driver. A driver’s chances of being injured or killed in a crash dramatically increase during BC’s winter driving season, which runs from Oct. 1 to March 31. Here on the island casualty crashes nearly double from approximately 19 in September to 37 in December. At times our driving skills are pushed to the limit when winter weather – fog, rain, snow and ice make roads more hazardous.

Spending some time now to prepare for winter can lead to a safer travel with these tire tips.

Foggy Windows

Drive BC LogoJust the other day the early morning dew fogged up many windshields. The reason for foggy windows has to do with temperature and the air's moisture content. On a cold day, any moisture turns to condensation when it hits air next to the windows that's below a certain temperature, called the dew point. When the temperature inside the car heats up a vapour barrier builds up and tries to escape and hits the windshield causing it to fog. A dirty windshield will fog up faster because there are dirt particles for the condensate to cling onto.

Many people don't take the time to defrost their vehicle. Crank down the window, turn on the defrost and air conditioner and on the road they go looking through a peek hole of clear windshield. 

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