- In poor weather conditions, slow down, increase your stopping distance.
- Take care approaching bends, be gentle on the steering, the brake and accelerator.
- To avoid skidding on icy roads drive very slowly.
- Increase your stopping distance by up to ten times in bad weather conditions.
- Black ice is a glaze that forms on surfaces when light freezing rain falls, or ice on road surfaces. It is clear and hard to see.
- If you cannot avoid driving over ice shift into a low gear and do as little as possible, allowing the car to pass over the ice. Try and keep the steering wheel straight.
- If you feel the back end of your car sliding left or right, make a very gentle turn of the steering wheel in the same direction to avoid skidding.
- Slow down by de-accelerating, not by slamming on the brakes
More top news
A Gloucestershire school has become one of the first in the country to change term times so parents can take advantage of cheaper holidays.
Labour has held on to three Nottingham City Council seats following recent by-elections, bringing the party total to 51.
The Midlands are preparing for a windy and rainy weekend as Storm Brian makes landfall, sweeping its way up from the south coast.