RAC issues advice to drivers ahead of Christmas
With two days until Christmas Day, RAC chief operations director James Knight said:
“The combination of 21 million people now being under the tightest Covid restrictions and travel being reduced to just a single day means we aren’t anticipating as many car trips this Christmas as we’d normally see.
“But, as predicting when and where people will drive this year is proving an almost impossible task, there’s still the potential for the Christmas period to create problems on the roads. So we’d encourage drivers to think really carefully about whether they should make a trip given government guidelines on travel and socialising.
“For those definitely driving on what is expected to be a bitterly cold Christmas Day our expert local patrols recommend a few simple checks before setting out. Drivers should ensure oil and coolant levels are where they should be, tyres have plenty of tread and are inflated to the correct pressures, and there’s plenty of screenwash to keep the windscreen clear. Spending just a few minutes checking these things could make the difference between a stress-free journey and one disrupted by a breakdown at the side of the road.
“Regardless of how busy the roads end up being, our teams will be there to get those who are unfortunate enough to breakdown moving again.”
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