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Feb 08, 2013  |  Vote 0    0

Police offer safety tips for drivers, adjusted winter schedule for GO commuters

Scarborough Mirror

GO Transit announced an “adjusted winter schedule” for Friday afternoon - expect delays, basically - and Toronto Police issued driving tips to help get commuters through the tail-end of a storm.

GO said “select homebound train trips” from the city would run earlier “to offer more travel options” and some of its bus routes would be adjusted.

“As a result, customers may experience some delays across the GO system as well as getting to stations. We have appreciated customers’ continued patience as we do our best to get them where they need to be safely,” the provincial transit system said in a release.

GO advised passengers to check its schedules at http://gotransit.com/public/en/schedules/winterstorm.aspx

Police offered some familiar advice - take your time, plan your route, leave a lot of room ahead of your car - but added some extras before the storm.

Asking drivers to avoid any unnecessary trips, police also advised packing a survival kit for the season, including food, water, blankets, candles and a lighter and matches.

Drivers were asked to carry an extra container of washer fluid, and to avoid driving “while wearing heavy boots, gloves and cumbersome coats” though they should carry the items with them.

“The size of these items can hinder your ability to feel the controls and limit your movement,” police said.

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