Travelling during winter weather

1. Overview

As a road user (motorist or pedestrian), you have a responsibility to yourself, your passengers and other road users. Here are some suggestions to assist you in having a safe journey:

  • is your journey really necessary? If it is, plan it and give yourself plenty of time
  • tell someone your intended route and how long you think it's going to take - if you are driving do not forget to factor in a break every 2 or 3 hours
  • listen to the radio for details about road and weather conditions
  • pedestrians should wear warm clothing and appropriate footwear
  • drivers should consider using alternative transport means - visit the Transport for Greater Manchester website for more information

When snow or icy roads are forecast you should adjust your driving to suit the conditions.

Beware – Black ice isn't always visible so can be a greater hazard for both motorists and pedestrians. Black ice is formed when light rain or drizzle falls onto a freezing road surface.