Month: January 2019

Tips For Icy Conditions


As the winter conditions worsen we all need to be careful on the roads.

Here are a few tips to help you prepare for driving in icy conditions:

Firstly, think about whether your journey is really necessary.

Tyre grip is hugely reduced on icy roads, and braking distances are much longer.

Even if you avoid an accident, your car may get stuck – potentially leading to a long walk home.

Traffic congestion is likely to be worse too, if you don’t get stuck, the driver in front of you probably will…

Before you leave home, make sure you pack a charged mobile phone (and a charger cable), a bottle of water, a few snacks and a warm blanket. If snowfall looks likely, a set of snow socks – high-grip fabric covers fitted over the car’s driven wheels – is worth having, too.

If you’re driving to meet someone, let them know your route and when you expect to arrive. Make sure the car’s windows and mirrors are completely clear before you set off and in cars with various drive modes, select the best option for cold conditions.

Don’t forget to check available weather reports for you journey.

Have you had an accident due to icy conditions? Has this affected you ability to drive? You may be able to claim for the physical strain this has caused you.


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