Video: Gyles Brandreth at the wheel
The winter weather has caused chaos on the nation's roads throughout the past few weeks. Motorists are being urged to take extra care if they have to travel and to add extra time to their journey plans.
Back in January 2009, Gyles Brandreth met Sergeant Warren Pash to find out more about the dangers of driving during the winter weather
PC Buck Ryan put Gyles to the test by making him drive in a skid pan, recreating the effects of driving on black ice.
Watch the out-takes video below to see how Gyles coped when he was let loose in the skid pan.
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