Snow and ice are slowly beginning to engulf even the south of Finland. Winter tyres have long been compulsory, but there is also the risk of falling and breaking your bones before you get to your car. The “Miten pysyisimme pystyssä?” (“How to keep on our feet”) campaign is now reminding us to prevent fall accidents by using inspected and certified anti-slip shoe accessories. These come in many forms – some are fastened under the shoes, some worn over the shoes, and others permanently built into the footwear.
Since 2004, the Finnish Meteorological Institute also publishes special pedestrian weather forecasts twice daily during the winter season, warning of any slipperiness.
Remember to regularly practice your balance as well, especially if you are, hm, way post-teen.
- Finnish Meteorological Institute
- Jalankulkusää (pedestrian weather, in Finnish)
- “Miten pysyisimme pystyssä?” (in Finnish)