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RAC issues advice to drivers as current cold snap continues

With widespread weather warnings for snow and ice in place across the UK to the end of the week, RAC patrol of the year Ben Aldous said:

“It’s vital that those that need to use their cars for essential trips in the national lockdown ensure they’re equipped for the big freeze over the next few days. Fog, ice and in some places snow are the enemies of drivers. In order to avoid falling foul of the conditions it’s important for motorists to adjust their driving style to suit the conditions. Being gentler on the throttle and brakes, and slowing down particularly on rural or ungritted routes can help ensure a safe and trouble-free journey.

“But before setting out drivers should check their tyres have plenty of tread and are properly inflated to ensure they have the best grip possible. Windscreens should be completely cleared of ice and snow before moving off so visibility isn’t impaired. Drivers who start out peering through a misted up or poorly cleared windscreen are putting lives at risk.”

For more advice on reducing the chances of breaking down in the cold weather, visit RAC Drive.

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