On Nov. 20, Kal-Tire and Yellowhead Road and Bridge did a free pilot program for the community.
They had a snowman encouraging all drivers to have a vehicle snow-preparedness check. It entailed three minutes of your time only: tire pressure check, as well as informing drivers about the need to have winter tires, and then off into a bay for free fluid top-up. Free hot dogs and a draw to win a safety kit were also part of this project.
Big kudos go out to YRB and Kal-Tire for volunteering a full morning for the community’s safety. A big shout out to the community as well, as most drivers had proper tires, full fluids and safety procedures in place.
The program was so successful they will schedule another one for next year. Their intention is to involve more charities, hockey teams, etc., to get involved.
Cory from Kal-Tire also informed me that the supervisor from highways watched and gave them a thumbs up for their concern for community safety and the knowledge of Nelson drivers regarding winter driving.