At the Ontario border, the number designation of the highway changes from 1 to 17. At Kenora, the Trans-Canada designation includes both the main route through the city’s urban core and the 33.6km (20.9mi) Highway 17A bypass route.
The Trans-Canada Highway is a federal-provincial highway system that travels through all ten provinces of Canada. It is, along with the Trans-Siberian Highway and Australia’s Highway 1, one of the world’s longest national highways, with the main route spanning 8,030km (4,990mi).
Getting to the scene of a fire or another emergency situation as quickly and safely as possible means saving lives. That’s the reason the City of Toronto has put in place a system to allow the fire division to temporarily affect traffic lights in order to get to an emergency even faster.
Don’t you know that wearing your seat belt properly will dramatically increase your chance of surviving a motor vehicle collision. For every one per cent increase in seat belt usage, five lives in Canada are saved (Transport Canada).
Before you drive, make sure you are comfortable with your physical, mental, and emotional state, your vehicle and the conditions in which you will be driving. If you have doubts about any of them, do not drive.
Take It Slow! Prepare yourself for the experience! Keep the following rules and suggests in mind when you start driving. You will be driving on the road with thousands of other drivers. You need to be courteous and respectful of everyone else on the road.
Being a safe and responsible driver takes a combination of knowledge, skill and attitude. To begin, you must know the traffic laws and driving practices that help traffic move safely. Breaking these “rules of the road” is the major cause of collisions.