Car insurance: Motorists warned of icy roads

Monday, 21 December 2009

The Met Office has warned motorists to expect icy roads following the weekend's heavy snowfall and light snow showers expected to continue tonight.

Most areas of the UK, including north-west and south-west England, Wales and Scotland, were today issued with severe weather warnings (December 21st).

On its website the Met Office advised motor insurance customers to take extra care on the roads, especially with regards to black ice which is not always visible.

The office advised people to try to wait until the roads have been gritted before travelling, and to put grit or cat litter on paths and driveways to lessen the risk of slipping on compacted snow.

If you must drive check the Highway Code for advice on driving in ice and snowy weather, it continued.

Use the highest gear possible to avoid wheel spin, the office added, and manoeuvre gently and avoid harsh braking and acceleration.

If you start to skid, gently ease off the accelerator and avoid braking.

Posted by Rick Malone

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