10 HGV driving safely in snow and ice tips

10 tips for driving in snow and icy conditions

Allow extra time for your journey

Keep up to date with the changing weather conditions and closed route

Carry in your cab: strong sacks which can be used to put under your vehicle wheels if your vehicle becomes stuck; warm clothes and blankets; food and a hot drink in a flask; a torch; mobile phone and charger and sunglasses as snow can reflect light

Clear your vehicle of any ice and snow before you start your journey

Drive at lower speeds and keep ten times the normal stopping distance on icy roads

Keep in mind that other vehicles may get into difficulties

Break gentle and slow down sooner

Avoid any sudden braking or steering

Take extra care at junctions as road signs and markings can be obscured by snow

When snow is falling, use dipped headlights and reduce your speed

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