Continental Tyres is offering motorists the chance to experience the difference in performance between summer and winter tyres, with free tests during half-term at Mercedes-Benz World, Weybridge.
Following in the footsteps of Torvill & Dean who conducted similar tests in January, drivers will get the chance to experience two cars through a slalom course on a simulated icy track. One fitted with Continental summer tyres and the other with Continental winter tyres, providing first-hand experience with the notable difference in stopping distance.
UK drivers are six times more likely to have an accident during the winter months, with the numbers rising further when snow and ice add an extra hazard. However, many motorists are unprepared for wintry conditions when driving, and many are unaware that they can improve safety by doing something as simple as switching to winter tyres.
According to Continental, there is a huge lack of awareness about winter tyres in the UK, with nearly half (47 per cent) of motorists unaware that winter tyres even exist.