A tricky new brainteaser challenges the internet to spot all of the hazards drivers are likely to encounter while travelling in harsh winter weather.
The head-scratching seek-and-find puzzle created by UK-based company Carole Nash, has been designed to put observation skills to the test with even the most eagle-eyed players admitting they’ve struggled to spot all of the hazards.
A recent study revealed that 42 per cent of drivers and riders admit they don’t drive or ride more carefully in ice and snow, but these dangers hiding in plain sight could make you pay more attention on the road.
So, with a 45-second record to beat – how quick can you spot all of the hazards?
A baffling new seek-and-find puzzle created by UK-based company Carole Nash, challenges the internet to spot the common hazards drivers experience in winter
It’s hard to find all the eleven red flags in the picture – with them coming from every direction.
Need a clue? Have a look at the oncoming vehicles and the car up head.
Give up? Scroll down to find the answer circled in red.
Another tricky brainteaser which raises awareness of the risk of injury while working from home has left avid puzzlers stumped.
Hazard include: Foggy window, snow on vehicle, no reflective clothing, standing water, headlights off, puncture, black ice, battery failure and ice on mirror
What are the dangers of driver in winter?
Mark Copper who is Head of Product at Carole Nash, explained the answers and what to do if faced with any of these major winter driving hazards:
1. Black Ice on the roads
Black ice is one of the most dangerous hazards to watch out for when driving or riding in winter. This is when there is totally transparent ice on the road, which is completely camouflaged. It’s commonly found on bridges and below overpasses, and in areas surrounded by trees.
If you get caught in areas of black ice, you should try and keep your steering wheel straight as turning the wheel increases your chances of sliding and losing control.
Do not suddenly brake. Braking causes the vehicle to slide. Instead, take your foot off the accelerator to reduce speed.
In adverse weather conditions, always leave a large gap between you and the car in front – even more so if you suspect there may be ice on the road.
2. Lack of visibility due to foggy windows
In winter, it’s common for windscreens to get fogged up from the inside on cold days. This is not only annoying, it can be a serious hazard that can impair your driving. Defogging the windshield is all about regulating the temperature and humidity inside the vehicle correctly. Make sure you:
To stop a helmet visor from fogging up, ensure there’s adequate ventilation, increasing it and/or directing it such as to take exhaled air away out of your helmet. Try to maintain visor surface temperature, to prevent moisture condensing, and consider anti-fog coatings.
3. Snow or ice on top of your vehicle
Make sure you clean any ice or snow from the top of your vehicle, no matter how long it takes. Compacted snow and ice can melt as you drive, and then fall onto your windscreen, obstructing your vision.
4. Battery failure
Both car and motorcycle batteries are at risk during cold weather. Extreme winter temperatures can reduce the life of your battery and can leave you not being able to start your vehicle, leaving you at the mercy of someone with jump leads of a battery charger.
Don’t get caught out with a flat battery by keeping your car in a garage or your motorcycle covered (if you can), getting your battery system checked before winter sets in, or investing in a battery car booster.
5. Standing water
We all know that when winter comes, so does heavy rain. Driving through water than has built-up on a road can be very dangerous as your tyres can lose contact with the road, causing you to lose steering control – this is called aquaplaning. As well as this, it only takes an egg cupful of water to be sucked into your engine to wreck it, so you must be very careful when driving over standing water.
Try to avoid driving through standing water as much as possible and be sure to avoid it altogether if it’s more than 10cm deep. If you have to pass through it, drive very slowly and keep aware of your surroundings. If you feel yourself aquaplaning, hold the steering lightly and lift off the accelerator to slow down gently until your tyres grip again.
6. Deflated tyres
Have you ever stepped out on a winter morning for a drive or a ride, to find your tyres a bit deflated? This is a common occurrence in winter, due to cold weather impacting car tyre air pressure and causing deflation.
Be sure to check your tyre pressure regularly, and to inflate them as much as you need to. If your tyres deflate quickly, it may be worth looking at getting your tyres replaced.
7. A motorcyclist with no reflective kit
As it gets darker and darker in winter, it’s the responsibility of the motorcyclists to ensure their kit is reflective for motorists to see on a dark night. Where you choose tape, decals, or fabric, make sure you can be seen, and consider avoiding riding altogether if there is heavy fog, snow or rain.
8. No headlights
With darkness, snow, rain and fog come reduced visibility. Maintaining headlights during winter goes a long way to keeping you and your passengers safe on the road. Check your lights on a regular basis to ensure they are in working condition, regularly clean your headlight and taillight covers and update your bulbs if they are looking dull.
With Brits working from kitchens, bedrooms, and any other space they can find, National Accident Helpline decided to survey 1,000 people who have been working from home to find out more about the issues that they have been facing during this time.
To highlight the areas of risk to those working remotely, they have hidden 13 household items that have caused injuries to those working from home.
So, can you beat the average time of 45 seconds to spot all of the dangerous items?
A tricky brainteaser, created by National Accident Helpline, has challenged puzzlers to spot the hidden items that have caused injuries to those working from home (pictured)
The rooms the items can be found in include: The home office, upper hallway, middle hallway, living room, dining room, and kitchen.
Do you give up? Scroll down to see the answers circled in red and listed below.
The sought after dangers in the home office (top left) are: Computer (desktop), ergonomic desk chair, monitor, keyboard, desk lamp, office desk.
Those in the Upper Hallway (top right) include: Laptop, ironing board used as a desk.
The hazard in the Middle Hallway (middle) is the table, while it’s the sofa in the living room (bottom left).
Meanwhile, the correct answers in the dining room (bottom middle) are: Dining room table, dining room chair, while the stool is the only danger in the kitchen (bottom right).
All 13 answers can be found circled in red and situated in the home office, upper hallway, middle hallway, living room, dining room, and kitchen (pictured)
Another fiendishly tricky brainteaser has left even the most eagle-eyed of puzzlers scratching their heads.
The busy puzzle, created by GoSimpleTax to tie in with the Self Assessment deadline at the end of the month, challenges the nation to find the the taxman who is not wearing a face covering.
According to the designers, the current record stands at an impressive 9 seconds, so how quick do you think you can find him?
A tricky brainteaser, created by GoSimpleTax, challenges the nation to find the the taxman who is not wearing a face covering (pictured)
The jam-packed illustration shows several men suited and booted in their best attire – most of which are putting safety first by donning face masks.
However, there’s one who is breaking government guidelines and can be seen without one.
He’s in there somewhere, but you’ve got to be quick!
Do you want a clue? Feast your eyes towards the left-hand side of the image. If you’ve given up, scroll down to find the answer circled in red.
The answer can be found towards the left-hand side of the image and is circled in red (pictured)
Looking for another puzzle? Why not give this one a go…
The illustration, created by UK-based online retailer GiftsOnline4U.com, shows a bottle of Prosecco being poured into four flutes linked via a selection of pipes.
The task is to figure out which of the glasses the liquid will reach fill with fizz first – and it’s harder than it first appears.
The time to beat is 45 seconds – but can you work it out any quicker?
The task is to figure out which of the glasses the liquid will reach fill with fizz first – and it’s harder than it first appears
Need a clue? Perhaps it isn’t as straightforward as it first seems…
If you’re still struggling, consider the size of each vessel as well as the heights of the adjoining pipes.
Solution: The correct order they will fill is 2, 4, 1 and then 3.
Hungarian cartoonist Gergely Dudas, better known as Dudolf, challenged players to find the only four-leaf clover in this vibrant springtime scene.
The seek-and-find puzzle, shared on his website, shows a number of brightly-coloured pigs milling around a field covered in grass and clovers – but only one has the lucky four leaves.
Think you have what it takes to find the lucky charm?
Hungarian cartoonist Gergely Dudas, better known as Dudolf, challenged players to find the only four-leaf clover in this vibrant springtime scene
Although the task might sound simple, it is easy to get distracted by the adorable pigs. Dudolf has also included plenty of three-leaf clovers to throw you off track.
Need a clue? Look at the top right quadrant of the image and look for a yellow and grey image.
If you’re still not having any luck then the answer is below.
The four-leaf clover is tucked away in the top right of the image, between a yellow pig and a grey one
You can also try this travel-themed brainteaser.
Players are challenged to spot the rogue wallet hidden among the piles of luggage.
It’s a tough one, as there are several suitcases all piled high with essential travel items, from passports to clothes and shoes.
The puzzle was created by the UK hotel chain Jury’s Inn – so, do you think you’re eagle-eyed enough to find the wallet?
Players are challenged to spot the rogue wallet hidden among the piles of luggage in this tricky brainteaser
If you’re struggling to locate the wallet, it might help you to know that there’s a green bank note peeping out the top of it.
Cast your eye towards the left-hand side of the image and scan the area around the bottom of the open blue suitcase.
If you’ve given up or want to check you’re right, scroll down for the big reveal.
There it is! The wallet, with a few green bank notes peeping out the top, is partly concealed beneath the wheel of a suitcase
Earlier this month a puzzle challenged player to find the only red-nosed reindeer in a busy festive scene.
Created by London-based discount code provider Savoo, it shows a herd of reindeer with brightly-coloured noses prancing through the snow.
There is a 30-second record to beat – do you think you can do it?
Scroll down for the reveal
A brainteaser challenges puzzlers to find the only red-nosed reindeer in a busy festive scene
With so many reindeer covering this wintery scene, locating the one animal with a red nose can be quite tricky.
The puzzle is made harder by the addition of wrapped presents covered in different coloured paper and decorative bows.
Need a clue? Try searching towards the bottom right area of the puzzle.
Think you’ve found the ruby reindeer? Or are you completely stumped? Scroll down to find the answer!
There he is! The red-nosed reindeer is leaning down towards the bottom-right corner of the picture. Did you manage to find him within 30 seconds?
If you liked that brainteaser, why not give this challenging puzzle a go?
The puzzle, created by UK-based communications firm Moneypenny, challenges players to find the single telephone hidden among the speech bubbles.
There is a 55-second record to beat – so can you find it any faster?
Scroll down for reveal
Players are tasked with tracking down the phone symbol hidden among the sea of ‘hellos’
With such a busy scene, puzzlers could be forgiven for finding this challenge a little harder than most.
But if you’re struggling, try taking a closer look toward the bottom right-hand side of the screen.
Need another clue? Check out what is nestled between ‘Hola’ and ‘Bongu’.
Scroll down to look at the answer below if you’ve given up or want to check whether you’ve got it right.
The phone can be seen nestled between ‘Hola’ and ‘Bongu’. The time to beat was 55 seconds – but did you find it any faster?
But if you want more seek-and-find fun this next tricky festive brainteaser challenges you to spot the only grumpy child in a bustling Christmas market
The illustration, created by UK-based Rimmers Music, tasks you with finding the unhappy attendee who is covering his ears with mittens.
The current record stands at three minutes – but can you solve it any quicker?
The illustration, created by UK-based Rimmers Music, tasks you with finding the unhappy attendee who is covering his ears with mittens
The scene is bustling with layered-up locals shopping for presents, holding sheets of music and clinking mugs of mulled wine – making it almost impossible to spot the boy in the crowd.
But, if you’re struggling, try focussing your attentions to around the base of the Christmas tree.
Need another clue? He is dressed all in green…
The boy can be found standing between the base of the Christmas tree and the wooden cabin selling sweet treats
And this isn’t the only festive brainteaser on offer with the puzzle below released in a bid to get the nation into the Christmas spirit.
The festive-themed graphic, created by UK-based home furnishings retailer Terrys, challenges puzzlers to track down the only nutcracker without a moustache.
However, the current record stands at an impressive 46 seconds. So, can you find him any faster?
A brainteaser, created by UK-based home furnishings retailer Terrys, challenges players to track down the only nutcracker without a moustache (pictured)
With so many nutcracker men huddled together, puzzlers could be forgiven for finding this challenge a little harder than most.
And if you’re struggling to spot the man without facial hair lurking in the crowd, try taking a closer look toward the left-hand corner.
Need another clue? He is dressed all in blue…
If you’re struggling to spot the man without facial hair lurking in the crowd, try taking a closer look toward the left-hand corner (answer pictured)
Sill keen for more? The below puzzle challenges players to spot the six Christmas presents hidden in the cosy scene.
Online furniture store Furniturebox created the baffling brainteaser to spread some festive fun, despite celebrations being a little different this year.
The colourful illustration is filled with similar objects that are sure to distract even the most eagle-eyed puzzlers.
It takes an average of 90 seconds to find them all – but how fast can you do it in?
Online furniture store Furniturebox created the baffling brainteaser for puzzlers to spot the six hidden Christmas presents
If you’re struggling to spot the presents lurking in the living room scene try taking a closer look toward the fire place.
Still can’t spot them? Some of the others can be found sitting on the rug…
Scroll down to look at the answer below if you’ve given up or want to check whether you’ve got it right.
The colourful illustration is filled with similar objects to distract even the most eagle-eyed puzzlers
This next challenge tasks you with finding the robot disguised as a snowman in a vibrant winter scene.
The illustration, created by UK-based electronics company RS Component, is made all the more difficult by the fact that there are a number of other snowmen dressed and on display in the scene.
Do you have what it takes to spot the frosty robot from the real snowmen?
Do you have what it takes to find the snowman hiding in this Winter scene in a brainteaser created by electronics company RS Components?
Try your luck and scroll down to find the right answer circled below.
Struggling? The best way to find the robot snowman is to focus on each accessories each snowman is wearing in the picture, some wear hats, other have scarves and one has…!
Need a little extra help? Focus your attention to the right of the picture.
Think you found it or giving up? Find the answer below, along with other brainteasers to keep your brain working.
The snowman robot was hiding behind the largest Christmas tree, and was recognisable thanks to the camera on its head