Do you drive a car or student’s motor?

Highways Agency has given some tips on how to drive safely in winter weather.

Most widespread snow in recent years to destroy the networks of roads, rail and air. Obviously, the advice to avoid traveling applies, but for those who venture to the road is a series of driving tips survival and consider.

Skidding is the greatest risk. Drive carefully, with smooth running and smooth accelerator, steering and, particularly, brakes. If the vehicle starts to skid, gently lift off the accelerator and steer in the direction of sliding.

Stopping distance in winter

When roads are slippery it takes longer to stop. Up to 10x. Thus, the falling speed and more time to slow down and stop.

Drive with care even if roads have been treated.

If you run your car on skid:

Press the clutch. Do not brake!

Turn the steering wheel in the direction of sliding.

To straighten the car, driving along the road.

Driving in Fog

Use dipped beam to other motorists can see you.

If you really blurred (less than 100 meters visibility) and can not see much, then move the fog lights. With this improved condition after not to dazzle the driver behind you.

Fog is often patchy so try not to speed up as visibility improves. Suddenly you find yourself back in thick fog further up the road.

Driving through ice and snow

Check the snow on the roof of the car before you drive. You can slipped under the windshield and obscure the view.

If your tires make virtually no noise could be a sign that you’re driving on ice.

If you press the clutch and the car slid open the steering wheel in the direction of sliding. When the vehicle straightens steer along the way. Do not brake – only the wheels will lock and you skate more.

Driving in the rain

When the road is wet, it can take up to twice as long to stop so it makes sense to slow down when it rains.

If the vehicle loses its grip, or “aquaplanes” remove the surface water off the accelerator to slow down. Do not brake or steer suddenly because you have no control over the steering or brakes.

Driving in windy weather

On a very windy weather, we advise you to be careful and planned road trip to see the latest conditions.

The top of the vehicle greatly affected by windy weather but strong gusts can blow a car, cyclist, motorcycle rider or a course. It can happen on the open road exposed to strong crosswinds, or when passing bridges and high-sided vehicles. Flood

If you can avoid it, it is best not to lie because you can pee overwhelm your machine. Deeper water is usually nearest the curb.

If you have to pass flooded roads, use first gear. Move forward immediately to prevent engine stalling. Keep high speed and depress the clutch when needed.

Test the brakes after passing through the water. If they work, then you can drive at a reasonable speed gives safe.

In freezing conditions, watch out for vehicles to spread salt and plow snow.

Be sure to look out for the winter salt spreaders. They showed their salt spread by flashing amber beacons and drive less than 40 mph. Do not overtake vehicles be unsafe.

In general, it is best to keep well back because salt is produced across the width of the road.

The same goes for snow plows. Flashing yellow beacons means that you can clear the snow. No forward unless the lane you want to use has been cleared. If you follow one of these cars is better to be well again due to snow or salt thrown across the road.

Damaged in Motorway

Pull to the curb, park as far left as possible, away from traffic, and turn on the lights.

Get yourself and passengers of the car immediately, use the door on the left side of traffic. While waiting for help, stay away from the bridge and the shoulder and not try to even the simplest of repairs.

Try to use a roadside emergency telephone rather than a mobile phone. This will help traffic officers and emergency services know exactly where you are.

Are you preparing for UK DSA driving theory test, practical test?

Your driving instructor should be able to provide further guidance on this. You must pass the theory test before presenting a practical driving test.