Driving in the Ice and Snowy weather
Driving in snow
How to stay safe while driving in the snow - and the items you should never use to scrape ice off your car
If you're heading to work, heading home, or have a spot of Christmas shopping lined up over the weekend - this is how to protect you and your car in snowy weather
Huge parts of the UK will have woken up to blankets of ice this morning after a night of heavy snowfall that saw temperatures drop below 16-degrees in some regions.
The cold weather - fuelled by Storm Caroline - is set to continue across Wales, north-west Scotland, north-west England and the Pennines, over the next few days, with western coastal regions also on its hit list.
And with such dreaded weather comes one big question - can you take the day off because of it?
While the answer is technically yes, millions of workers will still be trekking it into the office this morning - while others will be driving - but how safe are the roads in snowy weather?
If you're heading to work, heading home, or have a spot of Christmas shopping lined up over the weekend - this is how to protect you and your car in snowy weather.
What to do if you skid on the road
If your car skids - steer in the direction your sliding into(Image: Getty)
If there is ice on the road, you need to drive extremely carefully. Black ice can’t easily be seen, so drive gently and allow plenty of space between you and the car in front. Remember that stopping distances can be longer in ice and snow.
If you do skid, steer in the direction of the skid, and try not to brake or accelerate until you are back in control.
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