Weather can be unpredictable and turn quickly, making the roads more dangerous. It’s important to remember that stopping distances can double in the wet and even more so in ice and snow.
What can you do to be more prepared?
- Ensure your vehicle is well-maintained
- Check your tyres and tread depth (keep it at least 3mm to be safe in the wet)
- Keep something in the car to deice
- Pack a winter driving kit (this could include: a torch; cloths; blanket; water; first aid kit; warning triangle; and a high visibility vest.)
- Always take a well-charged phone in case of emergencies. Do not be tempted to use it when driving
Driving under the influence:
In 2017/18 we attended 43 road traffic collisions where the driver was under the influence of drink.
If caught driving under the influence, you could face:
- A minimum of 12 month driving ban
- Unlimited fine
- A criminal record
- The possibility of killing someone
Find out how driving under the influence affected these people: