Please see the following tips for driving in snow and ice from Richard Daffern, Watch Manager, Malton Red:
❄️ Take some warm, preferably hi-visibility clothing and a blanket.
❄️ Take a fully charged mobile phone with you.
❄️ Keep a torch handy (and spare batteries).
❄️ Take a snow spade or shovel.
❄️ Take a supply of energy bars or chocolate and a flask with a hot drink.
❄️ Take wellies, hat, gloves and thick socks in case you need to dig yourself out.
❄️ Keep de-icer and an ice scraper handy.
❄️ Try to stick to main roads. They are more likely to have been gritted.
❄️ Drive ‘gently’ and avoid any harsh braking or accelerating that could cause you to skid.
❄️ Keep your windscreen clear of ice and snow. It’s illegal to drive without full visibility.
❄️ Carry a first aid kit, a warning triangle and some carpet to place under the drive wheels in case you get stuck.
❄️ Move off in second gear to help reduce wheel slip.
❄️ If you skid, don’t panic. Steer gently into it, don’t take your hands off the steering wheel and don’t stamp on the brakes.