During the winter period, the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership recommend that drivers and riders pay greater care and attention in wintery conditions.
Snow, frost, ice and spray on the roads mean that in addition to poor visibility, stopping distances increase and drivers should be prepared for the unexpected on the road.
Allow extra time for journeys, including time to properly de-ice and de-mist your vehicle if required before setting off. Consider carrying an emergency kit for long journeys or during extreme weather conditions, which contains such useful items as a waterproof jacket, gloves, boots, hi-viz vest, hot drink and torch with spare batteries.
Supporting the Highways Agency winter campaign, the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership is asking drivers to:
- be informed - check traffic and weather updates
- be prepared - check your vehicle is ready for winter and always carry an emergency kit including warm and waterproof clothing
- be aware - in severe weather the Council and Highways Agency winter teams need the time and space to do their job
- be wise - conditions may change, drive with care and full attention
Keep yourself up to date with the latest forecasts from the Met Office.
Information on local gritting routes
During icy conditions consider using routes indicated on your local councils gritting plans for your journey:-
Further Winter Driving Advice
AA - Winter Driving
RAC - Winter Driving