Before setting off, you should clear all snow from the windows, mirrors, roof and bonnet of your car to stop it obscuring your view.
Road safety charity IAM Roadsmart says cars should be started gently and high revs avoided. If roads are icy and you are driving a manual car, you should move off in a higher gear rather than first gear to stop wheel-spin.
It is more important than normal to drive at the appropriate speed when there is snow on the ground. Driving too fast risks a loss of control, while driving too slowly means a car may not have enough momentum to get up a slope.
Remember it could take up to 10 times longer than normal to stop on snow or ice. This should be taken into account when judging the safe distance from the vehicle being followed.