AA Travel Advice – Snow and Ice

AA travel advice following first snow warning of 2023

Sean Sidley, AA patrol of the year shares tips on staying safe in wintery driving conditions

13 January 2023

With the Met Office predicting snow for the late weekend and early part of next week, the AA is issuing travel advice for drivers.

The affected areas are likely to be high parts of Scotland, northern and central England, and Northern Ireland. For those who still need to make essential trips in the affected areas, roads will be hazardous, so extreme caution is advised.

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Sean Sidley, AA patrol of the year, says: “If you do need to travel, reduce your speed to account for the conditions and leave plenty of space behind other vehicles. Allow extra time, as it’s likely your journey will take longer than usual, and ensure you have plenty of fuel or electrical charge if driving an electric vehicle (EV).

“It’s also worth having winter essentials in the car such as warm, waterproof layers, a shovel, a torch, and a flask of hot drink. Ensure your mobile phone is fully charged and download the AA app and what3words to help us get to you faster if the worst should happen.”

Further advice on winter driving is available at https://www.theaa.com/driving-advice/seasonal/winter and a winter travel checklist can be found at https://www.theaa.com/driving-advice/seasonal/winter-checklist

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