Most people will have experienced some sort of travel disruption, whether you are a walker, catch public transport or drive.
With more than 4inches settling in parts of the country, car break down services are expecting a high call volume.
So if you need to drive, what should you do:
Firstly make sure your car is up to it. Ensure you have enough screen-wash (strong enough that it won’t freeze), you have good wipers without cracks (as they will have heavy duty usage during this period) and that your tyres on the car are safe. Many people will invest in winter tyres which is a good idea however, if you have regular ones, then you need to ensure they have good tread and are not damaged in any way.
Drive at speeds that seem safe and sensible. Even on motorway, cars have been seen travelling as low as 10mph as the roads are extremely icy.
People will tend to rev the engine like crazy when they are stuck on ice/snow, this does not help! Instead put the car in a higher gear. You may also find it useful to carry a small piece of carpet and if the wheels start spinning, put the carpet under the wheels and this will give the car extra traction.
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