Road safety charity issue new figures on winter driving

Road safety campaigners are warning that drivers are becoming complacent about driving in snow and rain. The Huddersfield charity Brake says only one in six carries out basic winter safety checks.

  • Only one in six drivers (16%) follow safety advice and avoid driving in snow.
  • Nearly one in three (31%) will drive in snow even if it's heavy and a non-essential journey.
  • Nine in ten (91%) underestimate stopping distances in icy conditions by half.
  • Half (47%) fail to leave a four second gap between them and the vehicle in front