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The recent Murree disaster showed the worst of the Murree community’s response to extreme weather conditions and poor management.
We, the Pakistan Tour and Travel, guarantee to provide our customers with the best service. With perfect safety measures, we have designed various affordable Murree tourism plans to bring you more fun in this valley.
In the event of an accident, it is difficult to find a hospital because the security services provided by the northern government are not enough, and the winter weather in the north of the region is also terrible. So, keep yourself prepared for any unseen situation.
We have suggested Winter travel safety measures you can take when visiting the northern areas of Pakistan.
If you are not an experienced snow driver, we recommend hiring a car rental company.
If you are a pro at driving, then snow chains are a must to tackle the situation. Snow chains or tire chains are devices attached to vehicle tires to provide maximum traction when driving on icy and snowy roads.
The snow chains are installed on the vehicle’s steering wheel or unique systems that can be automatically deployed on the snow chains that swing under the tires.
No matter where you go, the snow, whether Swat, Kalam, Murree, Naran Kaghan, or Skardu, the weather will be good, but it is difficult to predict when it will go wrong. Changes in conditions, including fog, high winds, and heavy snow, may happen very quickly, and visibility may drop to close to zero, putting you in a potentially dangerous situation.
Always get advice on weather conditions from the resort staff and pay close attention to local forecasts. Their forecasts for temperature and snowfall-snow quality tend to improve coolness and vice versa. Pay attention to any sudden temperature drop. When this happens, it may herald a change in the weather.
Suppose you experience bad weather while on the mountain; it may happen very quickly. Start going to the nearest guestroom to get off as soon as possible.
Here is what you can do when you are stuck in your car, and there is no way out in the snow; you can use your vehicle for survival. Whenever this thing happens to you, remember one thing “DO NOT GIVE UP”, and try these things.
Driving in winter is dangerous, so it is important to be prepared for driving in icy conditions. Visibility may be restricted, and the road surface may become very slippery.
Check your car before you go out. Is the battery good? Are the tires inflated enough? Does your windshield wiper work? If I need to remove deposits on the windshield, will the air conditioner work?
If you have rented a car, please ask the hirer for information about mandatory winter road regulations. Should you drive in low light conditions? Do I have to use snow chains or specific tires?
Always drive according to conditions. The road may have black ice, so avoid sudden acceleration or braking. Turn and turn smoothly, and keep a sufficient distance from the driver in front of you in the event of sudden braking.
Give yourself enough time to move from one place to another. Driving in snowy conditions means driving slower than usual.
If you are not driving an ATV during the snow season, you need to use snow chains. Please consult the rental company or automobile authority for more information.
Try to avoid driving at dusk and night. Not only is visibility reduced, but you may also encounter wild animals.
If you are driving long distances, please bring extra food, water, blankets, and a flashlight with spare batteries. Filling up the tank can be very helpful if there is a long distance between gas stations. If possible, take regular breaks to avoid fatigue and join the journey if possible.
Keep your phone charged, and carry the power bank with you in case you need it. If you are driving in a remote area, please bring a GPS beacon because your phone has no signal to receive the signal.
Driving in winter seems to have its own set of rules. Since the road can be slippery and icy, it is best to be extra careful when hitting the road, just like in any inclement weather.
If possible, avoid driving in winter weather because even a small amount of ice and snow can make road trips extremely dangerous. Here are seven tips to help you stay safe if you must drive.
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