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Winter road safety tips in preparation for bad weather

Cars in the snow on the M1 Photo: ITV News Central

With ice and snow being forecast over the next few days, people travelling over Christmas are being warned to drive more carefully.

Many schools are breaking up today for the festive period and millions of people are expected to travel over the weekend.

Winter road safety tips:

  • Plan your journey
  • Adjust your speed to suit the conditions of the road
  • Check your tyres have adequate tread
  • Use screenwash that protects down to at least -35 degrees
  • Do not drive when tired
  • Allow time to clear your windows and mirrors
  • Keep your distance
  • Avoid harsh braking

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