What to do in the event of a snowstorm
Every year in winter, snow falls on our highways. When everything around us is white, driving becomes a high-risk sport and means we need to be extremely careful drivers. In order to ensure that the trip does not turn into a nightmare, before getting behind the wheel of your vehicle you need to plan your journey well, find out the state of the highways, check you have snow chains with you and take a look at the weather forecast.
Although there are not usually large snowdrifts on the major highways the mountain roads can often be covered with a layer of snow and patches of ice. To avoid ending up in the ditch, we should take extra precautions if we are going to drive on a snow-covered highway.
The golden rule is that if you are unable to carry on driving you should turn back. It is better to cancel the trip and return home than to take risky decisions. However, if you consider the conditions allow you to carry on, you should be aware that your vehicle will not react in the the same under snowy or icy conditions. Braking or using certain gears are normal ways of driving which, under these circumstances, can become highly risky.
Find out more and follow our advice. Control your vehicle. Be prudent.
- Prevention and Road Safety