Top five winter driving tips

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A blizzard makes driving difficult at the Buttertubs Pass near Hawes with snow,ice and blizzard conditions affecting many roads Picture Date: Monday, February 23 , 2015. Photo Credit Should Read John Giles/PA
A blizzard makes driving difficult at the Buttertubs Pass near Hawes with snow,ice and blizzard conditions affecting many roads Picture Date: Monday, February 23 , 2015. Photo Credit Should Read John Giles/PA

As the weather gets frosty, along with panic-buying milk and wearing twelve layers of clothes, us Brits tend to become a bit rubbish at driving. That's because we're simply not used to it - the slippery, snowy and icy roads that other countries have months of the year to grow accustomed to we only enjoy for a few days at a time.

This can lead to carnage, as inexperienced drivers head out onto the road ill-prepared for the conditions. But it doesn't need to be as difficult as it's made out to be. In fact, follow a few simple rules, and driving in winter can be safe and easy.

That's not to say it should be taken lightly. It's always best to avoid travelling if possible. Remember, even if you're the best winter driver in the world, not everybody else is so accomplished - and you can't do anything about somebody else crashing into you!

We've compiled some top tips for driving safely and sensibly during the winter months.

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