We have put together a list of things you should do before and while driving in icy weather conditions.
•Plan routes to favour major roads which are more likely to have been gritted.
•Put safety before punctuality when the bad weather closes in. While it's always a good idea to allow extra time in winter for your journey, drivers must accept the inevitability of being late for work if they are caught up in an unexpected delay.
•If your vehicle skids, depress the clutch and turn the steering wheel into the direction of the skid. When the vehicle straightens steer along the road. Don't brake - it will just lock up your wheels and you'll skid further.
I read this and basically went into cycle commuting mode:
- Plan routes to favour ungritted minor roads and tracks to have more fun
Put 'aving a laff before punctuality when the bad weather closes in. While it's always a good idea to allow extra time to try out that track covered in deep snow, drivers must accept the inevitably of just going back for one more go when caught up in an unexpected ice chute
If your vehicle skids, go home and put the ice spikers on you idiot.