Time to get real about winter driving and how to survive being stranded in your car. This year, North America has been hammered by nasty winter weather and tens of thousands of drivers have been caught off guard and unprepared.In our Winter Driving School we discuss the importance of packing some essential survival gear in your car should you get stranded. Our very own Shaun de Jager (one of our Chief Instructors) just took things to a whole new level.
Shaun goes toe-to-toe with Old Man Winter and along with another one of our instructors, Lesley Wimbush (also an Automotive Journalist for Wheels.ca) and they challenge themselves to survive in a vehicle for 24hrs…in sub-freezing temperatures.
Shaun’s article is packed full of survival tips and advice about essential survival gear and he even recorded it. The video is long but covers a lot of tips and tricks to survive in your car. Things get very real and a tad scary and it’s pretty eye opening watching Shaun and Lesley progress from being ok, to suffering hypothermia and then recovering in the morning. We should all pay attention to this. Lesley’s article should appear on Wheels.ca shortly.
Click here to read Shaun’s post and watch the included video. Bundle up! Just watching this will make you feel cold!