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Its snow joke! Driving safely in Snow and Ice

Its snow joke! Driving safely in Snow and Ice
21/11/2015

Driving in snow

Pay close attention to the road surface, as driving in snow requires delicate use of your vehicle’s controls and much greater anticipation. This applies even if you have fitted winter tyres.

If you have to drive in snow, take extra care.

Accelerate and brake gently, using as high a gear as possible to avoid wheelspin. If you start to slide, steer into the skid and keep your foot off the brake and throttle until the vehicle is back under control.

Snow-covered roads can conceal all manner of potholes and road debris that could damage your tyres. Drive slowly and try to use the busier sections of road, as the traffic will tend to clear the surface.

If you do get stuck, don’t panic by planting your foot on the accelerator. Straighten the steering and clear the snow from the wheels. Place sandbags (told you you’d need them) in front of the driving wheels to give the tyres some grip.

Use gentle acceleration in a higher gear to move off and try not to stop again until you reach firmer ground.

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