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10 top tips for winter driving

Winter's here. adjust your driving

Winter brings with it challenges which can increase the risks when driving on our roads. Our team have put together our top 10 tips for keeping yourself safe on the road this winter,  whether you’re travelling on holiday or just running around the city:

  1. Headlights on day and night this allows better visibility for others to see you.
  2. Always check the weather forecast and road conditions before you start your trip.
  3. Consider if you really need to travel, especially if the weather is poor.
  4. Think about where you’re going and what route you should take – always choose safety over convenience.
  5. Adjust your driving to suit the weather conditions.
  6. Plan to drive during daylight hours when visibility is better.
  7. If travelling long distances, make sure you are well rested and plan where to have a breaks.
  8. Dress for the conditions, carry additional warm clothes and keep a survival kit in your vehicle in case you do get stuck.
  9. Drive slower than you normally would – it only takes a split second to lose control in wet or icy conditions.
  10. Drive at a safe travelling distance from the vehicle in front of you. It takes longer to stop on slippery roads, in winter, especially in poor weather, double the two-second rule to ensure a safe distance between you and the car in front.

 

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