Police urge motorists to 'take care' as snow begins to fall in Doncaster

Snow has begun to fall in Doncaster this afternoon.
Snow has begun to fall in Doncaster this afternoon.

As the first snow of the winter begins to fall across the borough, police are warning Doncaster drivers to stay safe amid claims many motorists are 'dangerously unprepared' for freezing weather.

Following the first flurries of the white stuff, which fell at around 11am this morning, a police spokesman tweeted: "We're expecting snow today. Take care out there."

Snow is expected to fall intermittently throughout this afternoon, and the Met Office has also issued a yellow warning of ice for the borough tomorrow.

This week's cold snap comes as one in four drivers admit they "do nothing" to prepare for winter weather and dangerous driving conditions, while 40 per cents cut corners and take to the roads without even being able to fully see through their windscreen.

This is despite both the Met Office and RAC recommending drivers make special provisions for winter driving, researchers found that less than a third carry out important safety checks and services on brakes, tyres, cooling systems and oil.

With snow predicted to continue to fall across the UK this week, the survey of 1,000 drivers for Asda showed that many are 'skating on thin ice' when it comes to safety in winter.