While we don't suffer from the tremendous snow storms of other countries, we do still get snow and ice, and we need to be able to cope with this while driving.
Traditionally, we Brits are very cynical when it comes to snow - everything stops, a flake falls on the railway tracks and the trains are delayed, the gritters don't get out on time and roads are iced over causing no end of problems for commuters and the school run - we all know the problems. So how can we counteract this in our own driving?
The RAC has produced the excellent video below detailing how to safely drive in snow. Take a look:
As well as driving safely, you should also ensure you've got the right gear to keep you going just in case you do get stuck. These include:
- Spare bulbs for headlights
- Spare tyres
- Screen wash
- Warning triangles
- First aid kit
- Navigational device
- A shovel
- Reflective clothing
- Torch (and batteries!)
- Ice scraper
- Bottled water
Some of the items above should be in your car all year long, but its worth checking through to top up the winter items too.
If driving conditions are really bad, its always wise not to attempt to drive unless it is an emergency or totally necessary.