It is recommended that you stay at home during winter, but this is not always possible. An important tip for winter road safety is to always plan your journey. This includes considering alternative routes, allocating more time to the journey, and informing someone about your expected time of arrival, and checking in with them regularly.

Another important tip for winter road safety is to check your car thoroughly. Before driving, you should check your screen wash fluid and antifreeze, and top them up if necessary. In addition, use a brush or scraper to remove accumulated ice and snow on your vehicle, ensure that your tyres are appropriately inflated and have deep treads, and pack a survival kit in case you get stuck on the road.

Once you get on the road, there are some driving conditions that you need to consider to ensure winter road safety. To begin with, you should leave a greater distance between you and other cars since it can take you up to 10 times longer to stop. Secondly, you will have better control of your turn, brake and accelerate gently to ensure more contact between your tyres and the road. Thirdly, you should have a good pair of sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun’s glare reflecting off the snow. Fourthly, avoid stopping on a hill. Lastly, never panic! Drive slowly, and if anything happens, brake and steer gently.