How to... drive in winter - Introduction

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How to drive in winter
How to drive in winter
The nights are longer and it's getting colder. The great British weather will do its best to dump rain, sleet, hail and snow on the roads, making your trips longer and more dangerous.

On average, nine people die on UK roads every day, with roughly 50% of all reported road traffic accidents at night occurring in wet conditions. Take both those facts into account and it might appear that the best advice for winter motoring is to go out only if you have to, and stay put if the conditions get dangerous.

However, driving in less-than-perfect weather is part of everyday life for the UK motorist, so here's the What Car? guide to help keep you safe this winter - and what to do if the worst happens.

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