Road safety in winter

Find out how we keep public roads and footpaths as safe as possible for vehicles and pedestrians in winter.

Keep yourself safe

Check before you travel

Check your route and weather forecasts before you travel.

Check our gritter routes

Check weather station cameras

Keep listening to radio travel news while you are on the road.

Be prepared

Make sure you are prepared with a winter weather kit, including warm clothes, boots, food, and drink, de-icer, and an ice scraper.

Avoid severe weather

Do not drive in severe weather unless your journey is absolutely essential. Delay your journey until the weather improves if possible.

Drive carefully

Never assume that just because a road has been treated that it is safe. Make sure you drive carefully according to the weather.

Traffic Scotland winter driving advice

Police Scotland winter road safety advice