Driving in winter: Before moving off
You must clear all snow and ice from the vehicle before going anywhere. A clear view is of paramount importance. However, the hood and the roof should also be cleared of snow. Sharp braking may result in snow falling from the roof, quickly impairing vision. The traffic behind you is also affected by snow flying off the car.
Remove slush and ice from the wheel housing so you can steer properly. Before getting into the car, knock the snow off your shoes. This helps prevent windows from misting up on the inside. The greater the humidity in the vehicle interior, the quicker the windows will mist up.