Winter Driving

Take care around winter maintenance vehicles

All agencies involved aim to keep delays and accidents to a minimum in wintry weather conditions by clearing priority roads as soon as conditions permit. Winter maintenance vehicle drivers take all possible precautions during operations to protect the safety of other road users.

Salting vehicles - Great care is taken when applying salt to the road to ensure that correct spread and widths are maintained. Salting vehicles are extremely powerful and travel at up to 40mph spreading salt across all lanes of trunk roads. Drivers should remain a safe distance behind them. Do not attempt to overtake.

Snow Ploughing - You should take particular care to watch for irregular accumulations of snow caused by snow ploughing operations. Do not be tempted to overtake snowploughs by squeezing into partially cleared lanes.

ID: 190, revised 13/10/2017