Mercedes-Benz Winter Driving Course Launched

The cold season is entering the higher area of its rev band and Mercedes-Benz is here to help us cope with these driving conditions. The Mercedes Benz Driving Academy offers us tips on how to handle winter and also takes things further - in the UK, it is introducing the Mercedes-Benz Winter Driving Course.
Held at the low-grip track surfaces at Mercedes-Benz World, Weybridge, the training session, which places customers behind the wheel for one hour, uses a controlled environment to simulate snow and ice driving. The experience includes one-on-one guidance from a qualified Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy Coach.

Before you check out the aforementioned course, here are the winter driving tips we were talking about:

• Beware of hazards – Black ice, inconsistent grip, snow concealing road markings, increased stopping distance and pedestrians slipping over are just some of the extra hazards you face when driving in cold conditions
• Keep in control – Get a feel for the road conditions, anticipate slippery areas and break well in advance because stopping distance is 10 x longer than in normal conditions
• Check your tyres – Ensure your tyres have at least 3mm tread and consider switching to specialist Cold Weather tyres which are engineered to deliver superior traction and improved stopping distance in rain, ice and snow
• Plan your journey – Consider your route, major roads are more likely to have been gritted so avoid shortcuts in the cold weather
• Be prepared – Make sure your car is stocked with essential equipment in case of difficulty, such as a spade, blankets, tow ropes, food and drink and a mobile phone charger
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