Motorist wet and winter driving
When snow or icy roads are forecast you should adjust your driving to suit the conditions. Black ice isn't always visible and so can be an even greater hazard for both motorists and pedestrians.
Black ice may be formed when rain or drizzle fall on a road surface which is at a temperature below zero. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with many of the essential precautions below before driving your car.
Details of car breakdown cover
Spare tyre and a jack
Mobile phone and appropriate car charger
Pen and paper
Brightly coloured jacket (waterproof if possible)
Basic toolkit including pliers, screwdriver etc
For more information on driving in adverse weather conditions - Directgov covers the driving code and safety issues