Allow for sufficient driving time during the winter

Since it is more challenging to drive during the wintertime it is essential that you leave yourself with some extra time to get to your desired destination. One of the worst things that you can do during the winter is to be in a hurry. When you are in a hurry you tend to drive faster, be more agitated and keep shorter distances to the cars in front of you. Since you have a longer braking distance during the winter than you have with summer tyres on dry tarmac, you are more likely to end up in a fender bender.

By making sure that you have sufficient time, you can drive more cautiously. You don’t need to get in a bad mood and you can relax and enjoy the drive. Make sure that you know your driving route so that you don’t have to try to find it via your phone while driving. It is also advisable to stop and call and inform that you are late if you will not make it on time, rather than trying to make up time. An accident will surely slow you down more than a few minutes.

Make sure that you always have a good set of premium winter tyres on your car to ensure that if you need to brake quickly, the tyres can provide the safety you need and make your car to stop in time before you are in an accident. If you have studded tyres on your car you will probably have the best chances to stop your car quickly. They have better performance especially on ice than the non-studded tyres. Weather to choose studded or non-studded tyres depend a lot on where you live. Since they are not allowed in all countries, you first need to check if they are available in your country.

If they are not allowed you will only have the non-studded option and then the choice is evident. If you have both options available, then since both are good the choice is up to you. The studded are superior on ice, so if you want the best possible grip on ice you should choose studded tyres, but you need to know that travelling to other countries can be problematic. So before you jump in the car and drive to the Alps, you need to check if you will enter any countries that have limitation against them.

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