Daily Mail

Snow folly


I WAS shocked to see how unprepared a lot of motorists were setting off on long car journeys in last week’s snow.

Some left home with inches of snow on the bonnet and roof, and iced-over windows.

It’s just stupidity not to dress properly for winter conditions. A young woman interviewe­d on TV after spending more than three hours in snow on the M62, the highest motorway in England, was wearing an off-the-shoulder dress.

If you have to travel, make sure your vehicle is up to it — check your brakes, tyres, wipers and lights — and you have plenty of fuel, warm clothing and a fully charged mobile phone.

D. M. DEAMER, York.

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