The winter season poses a threat to driving—both the owner and their vehicles. Auto experts say the cold weather can cause damage to all parts of vehicles over time, especially when the temperatures dip well below zero. However, this season also presents a number of challenges to you, as the driver as well. In fact, a car insurance company’s analysis has revealed that road accidents increase by 20 percent during the winter months. In 2014, the Department for Transport (DfT) reported that 29 people were killed, 251 were seriously injured and 2,274 were slightly injured in reported road accidents on UK’s roads when there was snow or ice on the road surface.
Given these figures, it is an understatement to say that driving in such extreme wintry conditions is fraught with inherent risk. Though accidents may happen anytime, there are measures to avoid it. Here are some things to remember when driving during the winter.