Safe winter driving
Tips for winter driving
Clear all snow and ice from your car before you set off. In severe conditions - don't travel. Allow the roads to be cleared first. Remember, if you attempt to drive in such conditions, and get stuck, the gritter may not get through. Leave early. It takes longer to get about in bad weather. Reduce your speed - take care on the roads - you can't always tell if a route has been treated.
- Use dipped headlights in poor visibility.
- Drive in the highest gear possible and avoid harsh braking and acceleration.
- Keep a safe distance behind other vehicles.
- Watch out for pedestrians and cyclists, and
- be patient.
It is up to each one of us to be responsible drivers on the roads and given the changeable weather in Scotland it is best to be prepared at all times.
Road Safety Scotland provide a host of information on road safety and have recently published advice on driving in general and on winter driving in Scotland. The driving advice has been translated into various languages to improve accessibility e.g. Polish, Russian, Lithuanian and French.
Road Safety Scotland Driving Advice:
If you would like to view the advice given by Road Safety Scotland or access any of the translations, CLICK HERE (new window)