You're responsible for your own safety, your passengers' safety, your vehicle and other road users. You should drive carefully in adverse weather.

There are a number of things you can do to drive more safely during winter:

  • in particularly severe weather, consider whether your journey is necessary or could be rearranged
  • prepare your vehicle for winter and carry a shovel and blanket in your vehicle
  • check the weather forecast and road conditions before travelling
  • wherever possible, use main routes which are more likely to have been treated
  • give gritters and snow ploughs plenty of room to operate
  • allow extra time for your journey
  • let someone know your destination and estimated arrival time
  • make sure you can see clearly; put your lights on to make sure others can see your vehicle
  • be patient with cautious motorists
  • follow The Highway Code for driving in adverse weather conditions

See more winter driving advice from iTravel York along with details of buses, cycling, car sharing, Park & Ride, walking and journey planning throughout the York area.

Road gritting and salt bins

Get details of our gritting routes and salt bins.

Other types of travel

Get advice on travelling in snowy conditions if you don't drive.

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