Winter Driving Tips to make your journey safer.
Presented by Tariq Musaji. DSA ADI
Prepare your Vehicle • Lights are clean and working • Battery is fully charged. • Washer bottle fluids are topped up • Tyres are in road worthy condition • Oil is checked and if need be, topped up. • Correct level of antifreeze & brake fluid levels.
What to carry with you in your vehicle. • Tow rope • A shovel / ice scraper • De – icer (s) • A working torch • Blanket • Emergency food – biscuits, sweets , hot drink but no alcohol • Mobile phone + in car charger • Reliable Sat - Nav
Driving in adverse weather conditions.
• Reduce your speed. The chances of skidding are much greater, your stopping distance will increase greatly. • Skids are usually down to driver errors. • Drive at a speed at which you can stop within the distance you can see to be clear. (Highway code rule 126) • Avoid harsh braking, acceleration or sharp steering. • Always reduce your speed smoothly and in plenty of time on slippery surfaces. • To brake on ice or snow, get into a lower gear earlier than normal, allowing your speed to fall, then brake gently.
When was the last time you had a driving assessment?
As and advanced driver you are a much safer driver. Benefits to your are: • Reduced fuel consumption as you know about Eco-driving • This in turn cuts down on your wear and tear. • Less risk of being involved in a RTC (Road traffic collision) • Reduced insurance premiums up to 20% saving with some Insurance companies.
Thank You and drive safely.
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