Winter Driving

Particular care is needed when driving during the Winter months. Be aware of the basic precautions you can take to help avoid the extra hazards at this time of year.

• Never drink and drive. Alcohol does affect your driving.

• If roads are icy, do not make the journey unless it is essential.

• Make sure that there is clear vision through all windows before setting off.

• Check tyres for baldness and ensure that they are inflated to the correct pressure.

• Lower your speed to take account of the road and weather conditions.

• Always keep your distance from the car in front.

• Jogging, walking, cycling - be seen at night - wear reflective arm or body bands.

• Always use a front and rear light when cycling at night.