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The dangers of

winter driving



Colder temperatures mean your car has

to work harder, and makes breakdowns

more likely. They also make breakdowns

more dangerous - the last thing you

want is to be stranded with a broken

down car in below freezing

temperatures. If you broke down on a

country lane in the middle of nowhere,

you could be facing a wait of hours in

the cold.

Your number one priority before winter

sets in should be to make sure you have

provisions in your vehicle to keep warm

in the event of getting stuck in the cold


Winter brings cold temperatures, and

the risk of ice and snow which cause a

huge danger on the roads. Snow and

ice reduce grip and make it difficult to

drive safely.

Stopping distances are greatly

increased and you have a greater risk

of skidding and ending up in a slide or


Vehicles can also easily get stuck in

deep snow, which could leave you

stranded out in the cold.

Risk Of

Snow And Ice

More Dark


With daylight hours now heading

towards their shortest, daily

commutes to and from work, and

many additional journeys, are now

being driven in darkness. Studies

show that driving becomes a harder

task at night, as reactions slow and

visibility is reduced.

Even though less miles are driven at

night compared to daytime, more

than half of all traffic deaths occur

after dark. The easiest way to reduce

the risk is to avoid driving in the

dark. But obviously this isn't always

possible; make sure your lights are

all working properly, reduce your

speed and make stops if you are

tired, to help make dark journeys