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Winter Driving Tips Infographic

WINTER DRIVING IT'S NOT SURPRISING THAT WINTER IS THE MOST DANGEROUS TIME OF THE YEAR TO DRIVE. DURING THESE MONTHS CAR MAINTENANCE IS A MUST, AND THE DARK NIGHTS AND ICY CONDITIONS MEAN TIPS THAT DRIVERS NEED TO BE MORE THAN CAUTIOUS ON THE ROADS IF THEY ARE TO AVOID BEING IN AN ACCIDENT. LUCKILY, HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO GET YOU HOME SAFE THIS WINTER Wash and clean your car regularly and properly. Use vaseline on rubber door seals to prevent them from freezing. The boot of your car should always include the following: a jar and lid, toilet roll, anti-freezer, ice scraper, jeans, shirt, phone charger, water, first aid kit, shovel. Always drive with your lights on. Use an additive in your wiper fluid prevent it from freezing. Do not use "anti-freeze". Have your car serviced. This will reduce steals on your battery. Clean and scrape your lights as well as your windows. If you skid, do not steer inmediately. Instead, take your foot off the acelerator pedal and wait as the wheels skid sideways they will slow the vehicle and traction will return. As it If you can't fit winter tires, you should check the thread on your current ones. Anything less than 3mm and you should have your tires replaced. does, turn the weel in the direction the tyres are facing and slowly accelerate. If your wheel gets stuck in snow do not spin it. Instead, clean away the snow with a shovel and lay salt and/or cat litter in the path of the wheel. When traffic lights turn green, wait an extra second or two to make sure the other cars have stopped safely. Be especially carefull on bridges, overpasses and infrequently travelled roads, as these will always be the first to freeze. Even at temperatures above freezing, you may experience ice in these areas. If it's possible you should take an alternative route. TFF Do not overtake snow plows or gritting vehicles: they may be slow, but ahead of them the road coditions are much worse. Always be on the lookout for deer and other animals! "Black ice" is a thin layer of frozen water which contains very few bubbles. This lack of bubbles means that black ice is almost invisible. To spot black ice, look for a slight sheen on the surface off the road and avoid at all costs. Even 4x4 vehicles can struggle in the snow. Drive slowly and carefully, even in a vehicle built for off-road driving. SURVIVAL MASTERY Source:

Winter Driving Tips Infographic

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Useful tips from professionals on how to drive in winter time


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