Winter driving: what you need to know

Winter Driving

Did you know there are around 200 deaths and serious injuries involving people using the road for work each week? With the cold, wet and dark nights upon us, accidents are more likely to occur. It’s your responsibility to encourage safer driving amongst your employees.

But, what precautions can you pass onto your employees to assist in accident prevention?

Here’s a few:

  • Check the weather before starting out – if in doubt, don’t travel.
  • Check tyres for adequate tread. Poor tyres will not grip when driving on snow and ice. If you live in an area where snow is common you may want to consider changing to winter tyres with deeper treads.
  • Don’t panic if your vehicle begins to skid – keep calm and take your foot off the accelerator and gently steer into the skid. For example, if the rear of the car is sliding to the right, steer to the right. Do not take your hands off the steering wheel or stamp on your brakes
  • Plus, much more!

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