Icy and snowy weather

Handling wintry conditions

The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales and is essential reading for everyone who drives.

Rule 228

In winter check the local weather forecast for warnings of icy or snowy weather. DO NOT drive in these conditions unless your journey is essential. If it is, take great care and allow more time for your journey.

Take an emergency kit of de-icer and ice scraper, torch, warm clothing and boots, first aid kit, jump leads and a shovel, together with a warm drink and emergency food in case you get stuck or your vehicle breaks down.

Read more about driving in icy and snowy weather.

Tuesday, 6 Jan, 2015