Dorset drivers warned to take care in icy and snowy conditions
Drivers in Dorset are being warned to adapt their driving style after the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for ice this weekend.
Road could be icy despite gritting teams tackling main routes. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is warning motorists is change their driving style in order to avoid accidents.
Kevin Clinton, head of road safety at the RoSPA said: "The most important thing to remember about driving safely in wintry weather is to be prepared. Make sure your vehicle is in good working condition and add enough time for a journey so you are less likely to rush and make up for any delays.
"In extreme conditions, only make a journey if it is absolutely necessary. Don't drive as normal on snow or ice, but reduce your speed to avoid the chance of skidding.
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"Remember to increase stopping distances massively as you may need up to ten times the normal distance when braking on icy roads."
Temperatures this weekend could drop to as low as -14°C, while -3°C is more likely for Dorset.
Paul Gundersen, Met Office Chief Forecaster said: "All parts of the UK will see cold weather setting in over the weekend.
"We can expect sleet and snow showers to affect eastern areas at times, but with a battle developing between the cold air in the east and mild air pushing in from the west, no one should be surprised to see sleet or snow over the weekend and early next week."
Have a look at the latest weather report for Dorset.