CAR TIP OF THE WEEK: Adjust your speed and braking distance
In winter, it is wise to drive a little slower than normal, and to always leave enough space between you and the car in front of yours.. What many motorists don’t know is that it takes from four to 10 times more distance to stop on ice and snow than on dry tar.
Also, try not to brake abruptly. In winter weather, sudden braking can lead to a loss of traction, so don’t slam on brakes. If you feel your tyres starting to slip, try taking your foot off the accelerator and gradually steer in the opposite direction of where you are skidding.