If you have travel plans, wintry weather doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. Unless there are severe warnings in place, and forecasters and emergency services are advising people to stay at home in the warmth, there’s no reason why you can’t hit the roads. If you gearing up for a road trip and there’s a chance of snow en route, this infographic will help you steer clear of danger.
Preparation is key when it comes to driving in the winter months. There’s every chance that you’ll reach your destination without any delays, but it’s best to be prepared, just in case you need to pull over or stop. Wrap up warm, take thermals, coats and blankets with you and ensure you have a first aid kit, a torch, an in-car charger for your phone and plenty of snacks and drinks.
Before you set off, plan your route and let people know where you’re going and what time you plan to arrive. Check your tire pressure, fill up on fuel and enter your destination in the sat nav. If there are road closures or traffic issues, your sat nav can show you alternative routes. If the roads are slippery or visibility is poor due to snow or heavy rain, reduce your speed, use your lights, and give the vehicles around you plenty of time and space. Your journey may take you a little longer than anticipated, but it’s best to make sure you arrive at your destination in one piece.
Infographic created by IntelligentCarLeasing
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