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Ballymena has been hit by snow. Here are some hints of how to drive in snow – just incase we get some more this weekend! The AA issue lots more great advice about driving the the winter and we took our tips from their website here.
Gentle manoeuvres are the key to safe driving – stopping distances are 10 times longer in ice and snow.
If you get stuck, straighten the steering and clear the snow from the wheels. Put a sack or old rug in front of the driving wheels to give the tyres some grip. Once on the move again, try not to stop until you reach firmer ground.
Preparation is also very important. Have a warm coat and gloves in the car and make sure you are topped up with anitfreeze and have a new can of deicer to hand. An ice scraper is also really helpful for when you are out and about and return to the carpark to find your car frozen over. At home you can used hot water to defrost your car – just make sure it isn’t boiling water and remember to check that you windscreen wipers aren’t frozen to you windscreen. If they are they won’t work when you turn them on or, at worst, they will break.
Alway be really careful on the road and allow for extra time if you have an essential journey. Remember that other road users may be nervous and want to take it slowly so be patient when driving to Ballymena in the snow.
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