Adapt to the conditions
Most of us have very little experience of driving in extremely cold conditions, so take some time to consider how it affects your driving. If you find yourself driving in snow or on icy or snow-covered roads, reduce your speed to limit the risk of skidding. Remember, speed limits are the maximum in ideal conditions, not icy ones.
Our latest poll found that the majority of drivers are failing to adapt their driving techniques in winter road conditions. Over nine million admit to not reducing their average speed on icy roads, while one in five are failing to increase the distance between themselves and the vehicle in front – two big faux pas when driving in severe winter conditions!