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Winter driving tips

Winter weather can have a big impact on driving conditions. Strong winds, fog, heavy rain, sleet and snow can lead to wet and slippery surfaces and reduce visibility, increasing the risk of an accident occurring. Therefore it is essential you are well-prepared for winter motoring conditions and take extra care on the roads.

Try and check the morning weather reports before starting a journey. In poor weather and visibility conditions, only make trips that are absolutely necessary or consider using an alternative method of transport such as a train or bus.

Winter driving safety checklist

Before getting your car on the road in winter weather conditions make sure you:

When driving, make sure you:

If your vehicle starts to skid you should: