Obviously the best advice is to avoid travelling unless your journey is really necessary. For those of us who do need to venture onto the roads there are a number of driving and survival tips to bear in mind.
Skidding is the greatest danger. Drive carefully, with smooth, gentle application of accelerator, steering and particularly, brakes. If your van or car starts to skid, gently lift off the accelerator and steer in the direction of the skid.
Be aware of black ice.
If the road has not been gritted, avoid driving it the wheel tracks of other vehicles, as compacted snow is often icier than undisturbed snow.
Allow plenty of time for your journey, make sure you have a full tank of fuel and try to avoid travelling at dusk or in the dark.
Make sure all your windows are clear of snow, de-iced and de-misted before you set off.
Make sure the windscreen washer fluid is topped up with screen wash.
Carry warm clothing, a drink and high energy snack in case you become stuck.
Up to date information on road conditions is available at www.highways.gov.uk/trafficinfo
If you need to hire a van, to move things in or out over Christmas or New Year, phone Stan – he has all sorts of vehicles and will do his best to help.
Remember, if you need to hire a car or rent a van this winter,