As the temperature drops, the weather gets worse and the evenings get darker, the dangers and risks associated with driving increase. Fog, snow, and icy roads can impede visibility and cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles.
When planning your winter journeys, it is imperative that you take extra care and be alert to changing weather conditions.
At Dawsongroup vans, we have created some helpful tips for winter driving to help you reach your destination safely.
- Complete all of the key winter driving checks before driving, including checking your tyres, vehicle fluids, brakes and electrical systems.
- Drive with extra caution and leave plenty of space between yourself and the vehicle in front, as stopping distances increase depending on the weather.
- Give yourself plenty of time to complete your journey and allow additional time before starting your journey to prepare yourself and the vehicle.
- Ensure you pack the winter essentials in case you become stuck or have to make an emergency stop e.g. warm clothing, water, spade, ice scraper etc.
- Check you have enough fuel or charge before leaving on your journey. If you do not, make sure you plan your route with a re-fuel in mind.
For more detail around the best ways to staying safe on the roads this winter, download our FREE Winter Driving guide today!