N.S. RCMP respond to more than 40 collisions during Monday’s storm

A car is shoveled out after getting stuck on a snowy Halifax road in March, 2015. Natasha Pace/Global News

Nova Scotia RCMP are reminding drivers to get prepared and drive more cautiously after responding to more than 40 collisions during the first major snowfall of the fall season Monday.

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RCMP say drivers on several roads and highways throughout the region were “unprepared for the slippery conditions.”

“We all have a role to play in keeping each other safe,” Cpl. Dal Hutchinson said in a release. “Slow down, be aware of other motorists and adjust your driving for the weather and road conditions.”

RCMP recommend drivers check weather and road conditions before heading out, as well as be sure to clear all the snow from vehicles.

WATCH: Cars spin out on snowy Duke Street in Halifax

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Cars spin out on snowy Duke Street in Halifax – Dec 12, 2016

They also remind drivers to make sure the following things are in good condition before heading out on the road:

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  • Winter tires
  • Windshield wipers
  • Windshield wash
  • Plenty of gas

READ MORE: Nova Scotia government has no plans to make winter tires mandatory

When on the roads, RCMP remind drivers to do the following:

  • Turn on headlights
  • Turn on taillights as necessary
  • Slow down, allow more time to stop on slippery streets
  • Leave extra space between you and the vehicle ahead of you
  • Remember that all-wheel and four-wheel drive vehicles reduce your chances of getting stuck, they don’t make it easier to stop.

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