Top tips for safe winter driving
1. Drive slowly – The speed limit indicates the maximum speed that must be traveled on that type of road. Depending on the type of vehicle you are driving and the current weather conditions, you may need to slow down.
2. Allowing more space – Parking distances can be more than doubled in bad weather. Maintaining a safe distance from the vehicle in front allows more time for planning and braking as required.
3. Driving in fog – Before entering the fog, it is important to turn on the fog lights, check the mirrors and slow down. Fog creates low visibility, so be on the lookout for other drivers who may not be using your headlights and keep a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.
4. Loss of Control – If the steering is unresponsive, chances are the tires don’t have enough grip on the road. The best way to deal with this is to slow down and slow down gradually. You should switch to winter tires before winter to increase traction when driving.
5. Driving on ice – When temperatures drop to freezing, be wary of black ice. Drive slowly and avoid turning when possible as this can cause the vehicle to lose control.
6. Know when to stop – If visibility becomes extremely poor, drive carefully until it is safe to stop at a gas station, service station or nearby safe location (such as deserted place) until visibility is increased. Avoid strong collisions as the probability of a crash is much higher in the winter months.
7. How to drive in the snow – If your car gets stuck while driving in the snow, take your foot off the accelerator and avoid spinning the tires. Try the seesaw instead, which can get you motivated enough to drive outside.
8. Highway Codes – Make sure you refer to the Highway Codes applicable in England, Scotland and Wales, or the Highway Codes for Northern Ireland and see rules 226 to 237 for more advice on how driving in adverse weather conditions.
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