It’s not only snow and ice that can affect journeys during winter, but strong winds, heavy rain and thick fog too! If you do need to travel there are some simple steps that can help you reducing the risk of being caught out;
- Check your disabled vehicle is ready for winter or get it serviced!
- Use non freeze screen wash,
- Keep your fuel tank full, (if you get stuck in snow, keep the engine running and the heater on).
- Make sure you mobile phone is fully charged.
- Pack an emergency kit – including a shovel, warm clothing, food and drink, and any regularly taken medication
- Be alert – road conditions may change, drive with care and allow our crews the time and space to keep the network clear for you
Just a few minutes checking before you set off can make all the difference to your journey.
To help plan your journey the Highways Agency provides road users with up-to-the-minute information on winter traffic conditions, which you can find on the Highways Agency’s website,