Winter Driving

Before Winter

  1. Check ALL the lights are working.
  2. Check / add antifreeze.
  3. Check brakes.
  4. Check battery.
  5. Check windscreen wipers.
  6. Check windscreen washer bottle.
  7. Use winter grade fuel as necessary.
  8. Check tyre treads.

Before Your Journey

  1. Check tyre pressures.
  2. Clean windscreen and windows.
  3. Check the weather forecast.
  4. Listen to travel bulletins.
  5. Listen to police warnings.
  6. Check teletext / internet for weather / travel news.


During Your Journey

RAIN HAIL SNOW ICE FOG
REDUCE Speed * * * * *
BRAKE Gently * * * * *
INCREASE Safe Gap * * * * *
USE Dipped Headlights * * * * *
USE Highest Gear Possible * *
USE Rear Fog Lights (where visibility is seriously reduced to 100m or less) *
LISTEN to Travel Bulletins on Local Radio * * * * *
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