What should I include in a winter driving kit?
A well-stocked winter driving kit helps to handle any emergency. It should include:
Properly fitting tire chains,
Bag of sand or salt (or kitty litter),
Warning devices such as flares or emergency lights,
Fuel line de-icer (methanol, also called methyl alcohol or methyl hydrate),
Extra windshield wiper fluid appropriate for sub-freezing temperatures,
Roll of paper towels,
Flashlight and a portable flashing light (and extra batteries),
Extra clothing, including hat and wind-proof pants, and warm footwear
First aid kit,
Snack bars or other “emergency” food and water,
Matches and emergency candles – only use with a window opened to prevent build-up of carbon monoxide.
“Call Police” or other help signs or brightly coloured banners.