11/20/2012 02:09 EST | Updated 01/20/2013 05:12 EST

Tips for winter driving from Transport Canada

Some winter driving tips from Transport Canada:

— Install four matching winter tires

— Pack an emergency kit, which can include an ice scraper and brush, shovel, booster cables, extra windshield washer fluid, a cloth or roll of paper towels, a blanket, extra clothing and footwear, food, a first aid kit, matches and a "survival" candle in a deep can, maps and a flashlight

— Learn and practice winter driving techniques

— Avoid using overdrive and cruise control on slippery roads

— Remove all snow from your vehicle

— Travel with a fully charged cellphone