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Before you start driving, make sure all snow is cleared from your roof, windows and lights. If you have snow on the roof of your car, this can be very dangerous as not only can it come off and hit the car behind, but it can also fall onto your windscreen and block your view.

Make sure you drive carefully and are gentle on the roads, as any sharp movements such as breaking, accelerating or steering can result in skidding if there is ice/snow on the road underneath. Please also bear in mind that the snow and ice can increase stopping distances by up to ten times. Therefore, when driving in these conditions, please be aware of how much room you are leaving between your car and the car in front.

If you are driving down a hill, make sure you have reduced your speed before you reach the top of the hill and when you are going down the hill choose a lower gear rather than brakes.

RAC, suggest making sure all these items are in your car in case you get stuck in the snow. “a blanket to keep you warm, some food, a drink, spare screen wash, de-icer, ice scraper, blanket, shovel, phone charger, map, a first aid kit, a warning triangle, some jump leads, a spade and a square of carpet that you can use to put under your drive wheels should you get stuck in the snow.” READ MORE: https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/winter-driving/driving-in-snow/

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