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Driving in Winter

With dark mornings, icy roads, fog and sudden heavy snowfall, wintry weather throws plenty of challenges at motorists.

To help you stay safe on the road, ex-Thames Valley police officer Graham Jones gives a quick refresher on winter driving – sharing the skills and techniques you can use to prevent any incident when the worst of the weather hits.

Watch the video to discover why you should use a high gear, match your speed with your vision and brake in a straight line when the roads are icy or snow-covered.

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RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) has a useful page on Winter driving.

Driving in the winter is very different than in other times of the year. Adverse weather and longer periods of darkness (especially after the clocks go back at the end of October) makes driving more hazardous. Sometimes conditions can be extreme, as we have found out over the last two winters in particular, with prolonged periods of heavy snow and floods.

This means that we need to adapt the way we drive.

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