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Winter driving tips – advice and information

car driving in snowDriving 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
    Prepare yourself
    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.

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