Before travelling, check your local and national weather forecast and keep up-to-date with the latest weather warnings.

For real time traffic information, visit Traffic Scotland and for public transport information, check Traveline (0871 200 2233).

If you're making a journey and bad weather is forecast, make a travel plan.

There are also some everyday things you could put in your vehicle that will stand you in good stead at any time of the year.

If your area is at risk of flooding, remember you should not drive or walk through flood water. If heavy winds are forecast, consider taking alternative transport if you normally cycle. Winds can easily blow you off your bike and cause serious injuries.

See Ready Scotland's advice on travelling if severe winter weather is forecast.