On the Road again
The day has come, it finally starts. You've packed everything, you've got a lot of love and peaceableness in your luggage, and you've done the above steps well.
Don't forget to also remove the snow from the roof ! If you have to brake hard, the snow will fall on the windshield and you won't be able to see enough.
Apropos to see and be seen sufficiently: even if in Germany there is no obligation yet to start the light on the vehicle during the day , you are advised to handle it like most other European countries and to start the light. You will be better seen by other road users and the risk of an accident will be minimized with a single push of a button. If your car is not yet equipped with a daytime running light, you can use the parking and dipped headlights. Parking lights alone are not permitted and fog lights may only be switched on if visibility is severely impaired due to weather conditions.
Plan in principle brake more evenly , use the brake pedal more carefully and be careful when shifting and accelerating. Keep the distance to the person in front, leave a little more space than usual and best you drive with as large a gear and as low a rpm as possible. That you are even more careful than usual is clear.
And last but not least: pack yourself some nutritious snacks, hot drinks and a thick blanket ! Because unfortunately, even the best preparation and the most elaborate plans don't help if you are blizzarded by snowstorm, lightning ice and traffic jams and stand between you and your Christmas roast.
But if you follow these tips, you are definitely on your way back home safe and successful.