At last the snow has gone (nearly)
Its pretty when it first arrives, but plays havoc with driving lessons and Driving Tests.
If the conditions are bad then the Driving standards Agency won't run the Practical Tests.
Although the snow may not be falling the road conditions could be poor and it may be difficult to see where the kerb edge is.
We had two tests cancelled due to the snow, which is very frustrating for the candidate.
We do try to get appropriate pupils to experience these conditions (somewhere quiet). It could be years before they see snow again, and at least they would have had some experience. We talk about how the car feels, ABS, non ABS cars, smooth use of the controls and slow speed skid control. The pupil usually enjoys the experience.