You're responsible for your own and your passengers' safety, your vehicle's safety and that of other road users. You should therefore ensure you drive carefully in adverse weather.
There are a number of things you can do to drive more safely during winter:
- check the weather forecast and road conditions before travelling
- consider whether your journey is necessary or could be rearranged in particularly severe weather
- prepare your vehicle for winter and carry a shovel and blanket in your vehicle
- wherever possible, use main routes which are more likely to have been treated
- allow extra time for your journey
- let someone know your destination and estimated arrival time
- make sure you can see clearly, and put your lights on to make sure others can see you
- give gritters and snow ploughs plenty of room to operate
- be patient with cautious motorists
- follow The Highway Code for driving in adverse weather conditions
Other winter travel advice
Get advice on travelling in snowy conditions if you're a cyclist or a pedestrian.
See more winter driving advice from iTravel York along with details of buses, cycle routes, car sharing, Park & Ride and journey planning throughout the York area.