当赛季的第一个雪落下时，我们往往在英国兴奋。而且充分理由 - 雪是美丽的，看起来很有趣！不幸的是，一旦你开始履行日常职责，你很快就记得这种寒冷的天气实际上可以是屁股的痛苦。在雪地驾驶时尤其如此。
你的车不会善待整夜冻结温度，所以它不会以迅速的方式跳进行动，你无疑习惯了。一旦您做get on the road, there’s also a whole new plethora of hazards to content with.
要清楚，如果您真的需要，您只能在这些条件下乘坐轮子，因为即使采用坚实的准备，它也会带来相当重大的风险。对于那些那些人来说haveto drive in the snow, though, here’s our前7个提示to help you do so safely!
Apart from catching a cold, pretty much everything takes longer to do in the snow. As a result, if you need to drive somewhere you should give yourself plenty of time to get the job done. For starters, your car (and you, for that matter!) will need to heat up a bit before going anywhere. Get your warm clothes on, grab some de-icer and get to work clearing the windscreen of snow and ice. Once that’s done, hop inside the car and get the demisters on.不要set off until you have aclear viewout of both the front and rear of the car.
所有这些预先驱动器都是额外的时间，您需要考虑到您的旅程。最重要的是，您需要准备好potential diversions. Some roads will be undrivable or even completely closed in snowy weather. It’ll therefore really pay off if you do some planning before you get in the car. Check the internet for any road closure news and map some alternative routes for your journey.
You also need to consider the fact that even if everything else goes smoothly, you should be driving at a slower speed than usual. Which leads us onto our next point…
2. Control your speed
Even if visibility is good and the roads are fairly empty, you need to take it slow when driving in the snow. Do this right from the beginning. When you start up the engine, accelerate gently (unless you’re facing downhill, in which case you shouldn’t have to accelerate at all—more on that later) and get into a高速档尽快。如果可以，您甚至可能会在第二档中移开。这应该让您更加控制，并减少汽车车轮滑动的机会。
3. Make room for longer stopping distances
Those slippy and slidy surfaces mean that it’s going to take much longer for your car to come to a halt. In fact, it is estimated that stopping distances can increase up to 10 times in snowy and icy conditions! With this in mind, it’s really important that you keep a sizeable gap between you and the vehicles around you. If you’re on a hill, there’s also an increased likelihood that the car in front could roll backwards, or vice versa. Give everyoneplenty of room尽量减少碰撞的风险。
Whether you’re driving on a long, winding road or simply tackling a single bend, you need to approach it slightly differently than you would in normal conditions. The lack of grip on the road means that making turns can be particularly perilous. When you see a bend in the road coming up, start to brake前you begin steering. The pressure you apply to both the brake pedal and steering wheel should be nice and slow.
If you do feel the car start to lose grip as it rounds the corner, try to remain calm. This is fairly common in snow and doesn’t have to be a disaster. Ensure that your wheels are pointing in the right direction and keep your foot off the accelerator until you gain full control over the car again.
What do we mean by that? Well, if for instance the back wheels have suddenly skidded out to the left, carefully steer to the left so that the wheels match up. Once you feel like you’ve regained control of the vehicle, start to position yourself correctly on the road.
Even if you’re out in the morning or the middle of the day, snowy weather often calls for more light. In other words, you should probably whack your近光灯on much earlier than you usually would. This not only helps you see the road ahead (and those pesky ice patches) more clearly, but helps make other drivers aware of your presence too. Popping your headlights on also means that the back of your car is lit up, as well as the front.
它变得越来越暗或朦胧，你需要的光线越多。如果由于天气而显着损害了可见性 - 我们正在谈论小于100米 - 那么你应该一路走来使用你的雾灯。
所以,如果你正艰难的,尝试建立势头you need before you actually start to climb, and let that carry you. (Don’t go crazy with this—you still need to be maintaining a safe speed!) If you don’t take this approach, you may find yourself desperately pressing the accelerator half way up the hill, only for your wheels to spin. Accelerating too much on the hill also risks leaving you with a surplus of momentum once you reach the top. Aim to keep a steady pace rather than charging up the hill.