How should you prepare yourself for winter mountain driving?

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  • Plan your driving in advance.
  • Avoid driving when fatigued.
  • Contact your provincial "Road Reports" to get updates regarding road conditions in the region to which you are going.

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What to do if your brakes fail?

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  • Shift into a lower gear, release the clutch pedal (for manual transmissions) and apply the emergency brake.
  • If your automobile has an automatic transmission, apply the emergency brake and move the gear lever into the low range position.
  • Be Advised: This action can potentially cause damage to the emergency brake and to the transmission, but under the circumstances of brake failure, there is no better choice.

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What to do if your gas pedal sticks

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  • Tap the gas pedal to try to unstick the throttle linkage.
  • Hook your toe under the pedal to try and free it.
  • Shift to neutral and apply firm pressure to the brakes without locking the wheels.

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How to deal with aggressive drivers

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Common aggressive driving behaviors

  • Running stop signs and red lights
  • Speeding, tailgating, and weaving between lanes

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