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Winter driving: what you need to know

Winter driving is predominantly characterised by less traction available on the road. Basically, your tyres have less grip because the road’s surface will have ice, snow, mud or water on it. As well as slippery road surfaces, this is a

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How far should you be able to see ahead while driving?

The distance you should be able to see ahead relates to the amount of time you need to stop and how you can perceive the danger. This is affected by: Your eyesight Your speed The characteristics of the road ahead

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Learning to drive in winter – what you should be wary of

While it’s a bit more challenging to learn to drive or ride in winter, there are advantages to it. We’re fast approaching the shortest day, and there’s going to be more rain and possibly ice or snow (depending on where

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Comprehensive guide to driving in snow: 21 important tips

If you learned to drive during summer, chances are that you won’t have driven in snow before. The main issues with snow are that it reduces the friction between your vehicle and the road, and can block roads. Ideally, if

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Driving in hazardous conditions

When you learn to drive you will have some experience of hazardous conditions, but it’s unlikely that you will experience all kinds of difficult situations that you might encounter. For example, you could learn to drive in Auckland and have

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