Last week we saw a tremendous amount of snow reek havoc right across Scotland. Many stayed at home after roads were deemed too dangerous to travel on and many businesses remained closed throughout the week. In situations such as these it is important act responsibly. Some helpful considerations;
Keep up to date with weather conditions. Whether you watch the news, follow social media or speak with family and friends, make sure you are informed before travelling. Travelling in extreme weather conditions is not only dangerous for yourself but others. Some useful sources of information include the Met Office, BBC, and Police Scotland.
Consider elderly neighbours and relatives. If you know someone who lives alone consider checking on them if it is safe for you to do so. Many eldery people who live alone go days without contact, especially in extreme weather conditions.
If driving, drive carefully and slowly. Driving on snow and ice requires unwavering attention and precision. If you must drive, ensure you are aware of the protocols for driving on snow and ice and the potential hazards. You can find this information on the RAC Website.