December 20, 2010


Watch your speed, don’t travel too fast that you risk losing control, equally don’t travel too slow that you lose momentum, particularly if you are going uphill.

Avoid high revs, if you skid avoid using the brake, take your foot off the pedals and steer.

Stick to the main roads, these are more likely to have been gritted. You will also find more cars are travelling on these roads stopping the snow from settling properly. If possible try to stick to bus routes as the council are more likely to grit or salt these routes.

If you need to travel on the motorway choose the clearest lane and don’t sit too close to the cars in front. Snow and ice can triple your normal stopping distance.

If you encounter falling snow use dipped headlights or fog lights to make yourself visible to both vehicles and pedestrians.

Make sure if you do travel, that your number plate is clearly visible and that your lights are not covered with snow. In the case of an emergency keep warm and keep the car stocked with essentials such as food, water and blankets.

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