Motorists in countries that are further away from the equator are getting close, if not yet inside snow season. Are you a motorist within a snow-prone region? Well remember that taking proper precautions will guarantee your having snow season motoring without much pain…could even be with pleasure.
[dropcap]F[/dropcap]ollowing recent yellow warnings of snow forecast across much of United Kingdom, for instance, the IAM issued advice about driving in wintery weather as follows:
- Think about the safest possible way to get to your destination.
- If you can, avoid traveling on quieter roads or country lanes as these are less likely to be gritted.
- Don’t forget to clear off snow piled on the roof and bonnet as it can fall and blow on to the windscreen or the vehicle behind.
Start your car gently from stationary and avoid high revs. If road conditions are icy and you drive a manual car, move off in a higher gear rather than first gear. Stay in a higher gear to avoid wheel spin.
- Never drive too fast that you risk losing control, but avoid driving so slowly that you risk losing momentum, especially when driving up a slope.
- Double your stopping distance from the vehicle in front of you. This will give you more time to slow down without relying on your brakes.
Have a safe motoring.