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RoSPA Winter Driving Tips

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 12.00AM

RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) has a useful page on Winter driving.

Driving in the winter is very different than in other times of the year. Adverse weather and longer periods of darkness (especially after the clocks go back at the end of October) makes driving more hazardous. Sometimes conditions can be extreme, as we have found out over the last two winters in particular, with prolonged periods of heavy snow and floods.

This means that we need to adapt the way we drive.

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AutoSocks for Snow and Ice

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 at 12.00AM

Trident now stocks AutoSocks. Approved by Honda, AutoSocks are cost-effective alternative to snow chains and they really do work far better than you might expect. This is because the AutoSock has a specially designed surface pattern that makes the total contact area exposed to dry friction as large as possible both under dry and wet snow or ice conditions. Hairs between and at the contact areas increase the totally exposed contact area to friction. In addition the AutoSock has a surface pattern that makes the total contact area exposed to friction sufficiently large under both soft and hard snow or ice conditions. A combination of surface pattern, strength and elasticity that make the contact points sufficiently sticky under hard snow or ice conditions.

Nat Barnes, Motoring Editor, Daily and Sunday Express, described them as:

This cheap alternative to snow chains or to winter tyres is staggeringly easy to fit. I used them while driving in the French Alps and can confirm they are absolutely superb.

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