Good advice is worth repeating – especially when it can save lives or avert injury.
Here, with the help of easytrip, are a few simple things to remember and act upon.
Keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front – a minimum of two seconds in dry conditions and four seconds in wet.
Use your lights properly and switch on fog lights when visibility is poor.
Carry out regular vehicle checks: wiper blades, lights, oil, anti-freeze, water levels, tyres.
Clean your windscreen regularly: make sure debris and ice are gone from all windows and mirrors before moving off.
Watch out for cyclists and pedestrians: ensure that you leave the recommended space for cyclists.
Be aware of tiredness: sleep deprivation can result in driving mistakes. Pull over, park in a safe place and take a 15-minute break.
Electric vehicle drivers should remember that colder weather can mean the car uses more energy, more quickly.