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Even if you have winter tires it doesn't hurt to bring a set of chains along for extreme conditions. A shovel can be useful digging out a car, as can a bag of road salt, sand or kitty litter. You can also buy traction mats, and in a pinch you can use the floor mats from your vehicle.
Plows Snow plows are a common sight on B.C. highways during the winter. The drivers work long shifts, and are often focused on their snowplow blades and won't notice vehicles passing on the side. DriveSmart BC gives the following advice driving around plows:
Speed — When it's snowing or conditions are poor, the speed limit ceases to matter. While in most cases it's a judgment call, you must reduce your speed and increase your following distance (the Ministry of Transportation recommends a minimum of four seconds between vehicles in winter conditions). The "Speed Relative to Conditions" fine is $167 and three penalty points. "Follow too closely" carries a fine of $109 and three points.
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