The best way to remain safe in terrible weather is to remain off the street. In any case, motorists frequently end up driving in poor weather, and therefore should be able to manage cold and frigid conditions.

The Road Safety Authority encourages motorists to be winter prepared, and to expel all snow from their vehicle before beginning an adventure. Motorists should utilize all controls carefully, and provide additional separation among them and the vehicle in front. Avoid over steering, harsh braking and quick acceleration. Utilize the most noteworthy rigging conceivable to avoid wheel turn. Select a low rigging when voyaging downhill, particularly if through curves.

Plan your journey

Before you set off, plan your voyage cautiously. Utilize the RAC Route Planner to get updates on traffic news to help make your adventure as smooth as possible. Consider varying factors that will be presented to the components, and keep up-to-date with local weather to guarantee you remain informed.

@Estée Janssens

Leave additional time

Take into account more time than you regularly would before you leave to clear vehicle windows, mirrors, lights and the top of your vehicle before setting off, driving with snow on your vehicle could be a violation of the law.

You will likewise need to de-ice your windscreen - which can be found on our "Seven top tips to keep your windscreen clear in winter," page.

Additionally you should set aside some time to clear the inside of your windshield too, as it is illicit to drive without full perceivability through the majority of your windows - you can peruse more on our "How to demist your windscreen in twofold snappy time" page. It's additionally a smart thought to convey a lock de-icer with you to clear your lock. If your locks do get solidified, take a stab at warming the key, splashing de-icer, or an oil-based ointment into the lock. The following checks will likewise be tedious, so it merits factoring them in as well before you set off.

@Aron Visuals

Check your wipers

Ensure any auto wiper control is turned off before starting the ignition, as this could blow the wiper control intertwine in case they are solidified to the screen. Your wipers should be in a great working condition so you're ready to clean your windscreen successfully.

Check your tires

Check tires for sufficient track. Poor tires won't grasp when driving on snow and ice. If you live in a zone where snow is normal, it may merit changing to winter tires with more profound tread. If conditions are downright awful, you should think about the utilization of snow socks or even snow chains.

@Jaromír Kavan

Check you screen-wash

Utilize a decent screen-wash that secures down to 35 Farenheit to keep the water from solidifying. On the off chance that you don't, your windscreen wipers could be rendered futile in outrageous conditions - if you are uncertain, you can discover how to check and top up your screen-wash, here.

Prepare for the worst conditions

Be set up for all situations by guaranteeing that your vehicle is outfitted with the accompanying: demisting cushion, torch (wind-up so you don't come up short on battery), a hey vis vest to make you recognizable in the event that you stall, a cover to keep you warm, some sustenance, a beverage, save screen-wash, de-icer, ice scrubber, cover, scoop, telephone charger, map, a medical aid pack, a notice triangle, some bounce drives, a spade, and a square of floor covering that you can use to put under your drive wheels should you stall out. On the other hand, you can purchase RAC Recovery Track which will get you out of the snow, just as mud and sand. The most significant thing to take with you before driving in snow is contact information of your breakdown supplier,so you can call for assistance.