In The Car - Winter Safety
Here are some important winter safety tips to help keep you and your family safe:
- If you need to warm a vehicle, remove it from the garage immediately after starting it to avoid the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Don’t leave a car, SUV or motorcycle engine running inside a garage.
- Take a few seconds to do a quick walk-around before you start the car, especially if you park outside. Check to make sure your tailpipe is not blocked with snow, which can also cause problems with CO.
- Car seats and winter coats don’t mix. Bulky coats can compress in a crash and create a loose car seat harness. Instead, lay the jacket or a blanket over your children once they’re safely strapped in.