10/27/2013 02:56 EDT | Updated 10/27/2013 02:58 EDT

Winter Driving Tips: Alberta Mounties Remind Drivers To Stay Safe


As Alberta welcomes its first big snowfall of the season, RCMP are reminding drivers to stay safe on the roads.

“Some drivers are unprepared for the annual transition from the dry pavement of summer to winter driving conditions that can include snow and slush covered highways, black ice, and blizzards,” says Supt. Howard Eaton.

“This first snowfall is a reminder and an opportunity to get prepared for winter driving, which means preparing our vehicles and adjusting our driving.”

From slowing down to knowing what your emergency kit needs, here's a look at the tips:

LOOK: Winter Driving Tips You Need To Know