Driving Lessons in The Ice and Snow
The gritters are out, not a good sign for the motorist. But wait can we still go on Driving Lessons in The Ice and Snow?
It’s not all doom and gloom, especially if you have driving lessons or intensive courses booked. Why not take full advantage of the road safety professional sat at your side when you deal with the icy conditions for the very first time.
So lets make sure your ready! You may need to be some day (or night).
Here at Pass Me Faster it goes without saying – if we can get to you – the lessons on!
Wrap yourself up, have a warm cuppa and lets snow plough on!
Learning Opportunity’s for Driving Lessons in The Ice and Snow
There’s no denying it – the ice and snow is going to make driving a lot more dangerous. Have a think about it. Do you really want your first drive in the snow to be on your own?
Lets have a look at some of the skills we can work on if Jack Frost does raise his head over the next couple of days.
Preparation – Driving Lessons in The Ice and Snow
Making sure you are fully prepared for the conditions before you travel is essential. Here’s some tips to make sure your primed and ready.
Check tyre pressures and tread depths. Tread depth is at least 1.6 mm but experts say at least 3 mm is best. More tread more GRIP!
Lay a salty wet towel over the windscreen the night before to prevent the windscreen icing over.
- Invest in a decent ice scrapper and de ice spray. Don’t use boiling water to clear windows it could crack them.
- Top up oil, screen wash and fuel before the bad weather hits.
Driving Techniques for Driving Lessons in The Ice and Snow
Increasing the Following Distance
With the slippery road conditions its very likely that you will find controlling the car a bit more demanding than usual. With this in mind lets vastly increase the distance to the vehicle your following ahead. If conditions really set in you might want to consider increasing this distanced to up to ten times the normal amount. That’s 20 seconds of distance!!
Keeping the Car in as Higher Gear as Possible
Stopping wheel spins will require an advanced level of control on the clutch pedal. Very gentle shoeing around bite point combined with a high gear selection will have you over that hill and far away.
Fancy a try?
Accelerating and braking slowly
One of our most important winter driving tips would have to be accelerate and decelerate slowly.
A bit of a clod hopp on the gas or brake will soon have us sliding like a Jamaican bob sleigh team.
Be as early and as gentle as possible with feather like foot movement.
Grab a Snow Lesson Now
Here at Pass Me Faster we love the challenge of a snow lesson. Some of the areas we cover including Driving Lessons in Middlesbrough, Guisborough, Redcar, Loftus and Saltburn get more than their fair share of snow over the year.
Don’t feel trapped –
Lets get out and do this!
For a snow lesson or any other driving related advice find a friendly driving instructor here!