With wintry weather blowing in again, now is the time to get familiar with winter driving tips. You can find comprehensive advice on the RoSPA website.
To make a good start, put yourself together an emergency kit to keep in your car, especially if you're going on a long journey. If this seems unnecessary, take a moment to imagine yourself stranded in your car overnight, due to a snow storm or floods. How would you stay warm? What would you eat and drink?
Suggested items include:
- Tow rope
- A shovel
- Wellington boots
- A hazard warning triangle
- De-icing equipment
- First aid kit (in good order)
- A working torch
- A car blanket
- Warm clothes
- Emergency Rations (including hot drink in a flask - non-alcoholic, of course)
- Mobile Phone (fully charged)
Leave yourself plenty of time to reach your destination and always take heed of the weather forecast.