Driving conditions in Norway can be harsh and it is very important to prepare well for a journey. Make sure you keep warm clothes, food, and water in the car and have a full tank of fuel at all times. Winter tyres are compulsory in Norway from November to April and it is advisable to gain some skills driving in snowy and icy conditions before planning a drive on Norway's roads.
In winter, all cars must carry snow chains. This is checked by the police who can stop a driver from proceeding if they do not have the correct equipment. Whilst major routes are generally kept clear in Norway it is important not to develop a false sense of security as drifts can easily build up. Drivers must also carry a visibility jacket and a red triangle in case of an accident. A first aid kit, fire extinguisher and spare bulbs are also highly recommended.
Many people visit Norway to experience the wild open country. Preparation and care are what is needed to ensure that the journey passes safely.
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