We’re Norwegians and these are our winter driving tips – if they work in Norway they’ll work in Britain | The Sun

NORWEGIANS have shared their tips for driving in harsh winter conditions.

With snow warnings across the UK, driving is set to become more challenging for Brits in the weeks ahead.

In a post on Life In Norway, Norwegians first recommend using winter tyres, which are a legal requirement in many parts of Europe during the colder months but not in Britain.

The tyres offer far superior grip and braking performance on roads with a temperature of less than seven degrees celsius.

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When driving in snow, it is also essential to slow down and allow more time for journeys.

Norwegians believe the key to driving safely on snow is being calm and leaving plenty of distance between the car in front.

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They also suggest stopping regularly to clear the snow from headlights and number plates is advisable in the most extreme weather.

It's a good idea to always bring a hot drink, bottled water, snacks and blankets in case your car gets stuck in the snow.

Having a spare, fully-charged phone ready to go is advisable too.


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To ensure other drivers' safety, the post says advises taking two orange warning triangles in case of a breakdown.

We're used to changeable weather here in Britain, but the Norwegians have it much worse – always plan ahead using whatever forecasts you can find.

And once you've planned, leave much more time to complete your trip in winter than you would at other times of the year.

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