Driving in the winter is very different than in other times of the year. Adverse weather and longer periods of darkness (especially after the clocks go back at the end of October) makes driving more hazardous. Sometimes conditions can be extreme, as we have found out over the last two winters in particular, with prolonged periods of heavy snow and floods.
This means that we need to adapt the way we drive.
RoSPA has a series of tips to help you cope better with the various seasonal weather hazards.
Click here to download the driving tips.
The tips give advise on how to:
Prepare your vehicle
Prepare your journey
Drive in snow or ice
Drive in rain
Drive in fog
Drive in strong winds
Drive in low sunshine
General advice is to avoid driving in adverse conditions if possible and, if you're feeling so ill that your driving might be affected, don't take the chance of driving.