Driving in Snow

on Friday, 18 January 2013. Posted in N21 Experts

Driving instructor Roy Gerondaes has some useful advice on driving in snow.
 
 
 
Before you set off make sure you are fully prepared, all the windows are de-iced so that you have full visibility 
 
Make sure you have warm clothes in case you have to leave the car and if you are travelling any distance take a spade and keep the fuel topped up.
 
Let the tyres air pressure down a bit to give more friction/grip on the road.
 
Move off slowly maybe in 2nd gear. If your vehicle is stuck on the ice and wheels start spinning, try to move off with as little  power as possible.
 
Keep your car airvents outside clear to help the air flow, otherwise you could have your windows misting up and carry de-icer and scraper.
 
Drive slowly, if you start to skid don’t panic, come off accelerator or your brake, slowly and very very smoothly
 
Make sure you have your side or head lights on to be seen
 
Keep a low gear going down hill
 
In thick snow stay in the tracks made by other vehicles and don't change lane suddenly
 
Only make journeys if necessary
 

Driving instructor Roy Gerondaes has some useful advice on driving in snow. Before you set off make sure you are fully prepared, all the windows are de-iced so that you have full visibility

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