6.2 Driving on wet roads and in bad weather

What this skill covers

Driving safely on wet roads and in other bad weather.

This includes driving in the fog, ice, snow or wind.

What your pupil must know and understand

Your pupil must know and understand.

  • how to drive at an appropriate speed

  • what the stopping distances are

  • the impact of the weather on their visibility

  • how to cope with skidding and aquaplaning

  • what warning signs and signals to look for

  • how to use their lights (including hazard lights) and horn

  • anti-lock braking and vehicle stability systems

  • how to park safely