A convoy system means that you have to wait for a sufficient number of vehicles to line up and then follow behind a snowplough as it leads the convoy across the particularly difficult stretch of road.
Ten points to remember when driving convoy:
- For safety reasons, only a limited number of vehicles are allowed in each convoy. Insufficiently prepared and equipped motorists may be turned away from the column by the snow plough operators.
- Vehicles in a convoy must be technically adequate and fitted with winter tires. Tire chains are compulsory for vehicles above 3.5 tonnes. Participants in the convoy must be equipped with winter clothes.
- Keep a flashlight, a tow rope, an ice scraper and a snow shovel within easy reach.
- While driving in a convoy, never lose sight of the car in front of you.
- Maintain a steady speed.
- Avoid foggy windows by adjusting your ventilation system to supply cold air to your front windscreen.
- While in convoy, ensure visibility by using your blinking emergency lights.
- Remain in the convoy at all times. Do not attempt to leave or turn away from the column.
- Stay in your vehicle even if you have to stop or the convoy comes to a halt.
- Please do not use your cellular phone while driving in convoy, as telephone transmission capacity is limited.