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Driving in bad weather

Are you and your vehicle ready?

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You can help keep yourself and other road users safe while travelling in poor weather conditions by:

  • checking the weather forecast and road conditions before you travel (see useful contacts below)
  • carrying provisions (warm, waterproofing clothing, food, water, a mobile phone if possible and a torch) and making sure you have enough petrol for your journey and 
  • using the appropriate lights or wearing high visibility clothing - poor weather conditions mean it can be harder for drivers to see pedestrians and cyclists
  • adapting your driving for different weather conditions - in the wet, fog and ice, keep well back from the car in front, slow down and use appropriate lights (know where your fog lights are!) 
  • keeping your vehicle in good working order - make sure brakes and lights work, fluid levels are topped up and your windscreen is clear before you set off.

 

Useful contacts

Keep up-to-date with the road and weather conditions