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Driver Tips

Top tips for driving in bad weather:

  • Ensure your vehicle is well-maintained by doing walk-round checks
  • Slow down! Bad weather can cause poor visibility or wet/icy road conditions, taking you longer to react to hazards whilst driving.
  • Maintain a safe gap between you and the vehicle in front. This will ensure that you have enough stopping distance and will help avoid a collision.
  • Buckle Up! This is a simple and obvious tip, yet many people still avoid wearing their seatbelts. It can save lives!
  • Be visible. Use your headlights lights to not only help you see but help other cars to see you

Winter driving tips:

  • Is your tank full? Your car is likely to use more fuel during winter, so always make sure you have enough fuel for your journey to avoid being in vulnerable situations.
  • Check the condition of your tyres. It is essential that they are in good condition when steering and braking.
  • Plan Ahead and plan alternative routes in case an unexpected issue arises.
  • Check your breakdown cover. Be prepared by knowing your policy and that you’re covered. Knowing this can give you peace of mind.
  • Carry an emergency breakdown kit to include a torch, blanket, shovel, scraper/ de-icer and food and drink supplies.

Winter Car Essentials you should always have with you:

  • Fully charged mobile phone
  • Sat nav
  • Ice scrapper & de-icer
  • Warm clothing
  • Torch
  • First Aid Kit
  • Snow shovel and a broom