Stay away from frozen water and emphasise the dangers to children. While the ice may appear safe, it is often much thinner than it looks.
Dog walkers who attempt to save their pets are also putting their own lives at risk: if the ice isn’t strong enough to support the weight of a dog, it will not support your weight either.
Never try to dry wet clothing over electric heaters - they can catch fire very easily.
Keep an emergency kit of warm clothes, a shovel, food and drink, and a fully charged mobile phone in the car in case you get stuck in the snow.
-Allow plenty of extra time for your journey and drive carefully and steadily.