The Beast from the East brings some difficult challenges for motorists.

By Andrew Mosley | 01/03/2018

The Beast from the East brings some difficult challenges for motorists.

As with ice, fog, high winds and lashings of rain, snow makes driving much more difficult and it’s important to keep in mind that things such as stopping distances and visibility are affected by these treacherous weather conditions.

THREE TIPS FOR DRIVING
1. Slow down.
Driving at normal speeds can be very dangerous. Be sure to slow down so you have more time to react if traffic stops or other hazards appear. When visibility is severely limited, find a safe place to park, away from travel lanes, and wait for conditions to improve.
2. Stay focused on the road.
Driving in difficult conditions is not a time for multi-tasking. Turn down the radio, stop conversations with other passengers and keep your attention on the road. Roll down your window to help you hear other traffic on the road.
3. Always headlights, never brights.
If it’s foggy, avoid using high-beam headlights as fog consists of tiny water droplets that spread and reflect light. While your high beams are not useful in the fog, remember to turn on your low-beam headlights to help other drivers see you.

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The Beast from the East brings some difficult challenges for motorists.
As with ice, fog, high winds and lashings of rain, snow makes driving much more difficult and it’s important to keep in mind that things such as stopping distances and visibility are affected by these treacherous weather conditions.

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