In case you decide to go on a winter vacation by car, it is best to be prepared for any situation.• Prepare a bag with essentials. It should include food, water, warm clothes, a flashlight, a charged mobile phone, a shovel, an ice scraper.
Remember that you should not use fog lamps unless visibility is extremely limited, as there is a risk of blinding other road users. Fog lights are generally used when the visibility is below 100 m. You can decide if you need them if you cannot see the car lights in front of you within that distance. Otherwise, do not use them.
It is also recommended that you do not turn up your radio’s volume too much in such conditions. A sound may be the first signal that you have come across a slippery area. If this happens, immediately remove your foot from the accelerator pedal so that the speed drops by itself and you regain control of the car faster. Avoid applying the brakes abruptly.