Stay Safe On The Roads This Winter

When you’re organising commercial van hire in Berkshire the last thing you want is to end up in an accident – and in the winter this is far more likely than at other times of the year.

There are, of course, a number of things you can do to stay safe on the roads during the colder and wetter weather, and the Burton Mail recently offered drivers some top tips.

Derbyshire police told the newspaper that motorists need to allow extra time for their journeys when the weather is icy or snowy, and that they should make sure they plan their route to stick to well-used roads that will have been gritted.

Staffordshire police, meanwhile, reminded drivers what they need to do before setting off in cold weather, including clearing any snow from the top of their vehicle and ensuring that lights and number plates are clean and clearly visible.

You also shouldn’t pull away until all of your windows and mirrors are demisted and deiced properly, and failure to do so could mean you’re breaching part of the Highway Code.

Once you’re driving, there are a number of things you can do to stay safe during your journey, with former F1 champion Nigel Mansell sharing his top tips with the Sun last month.

He told the newspaper that drivers need to make sure they’re always concentrating – even when they’re close to home and could easily slip into autopilot mode – and that they should always expect to stop as they approach a junction, traffic lights or a roundabout.

Leaving a good four seconds between the vehicle in front on a motorway is another of his tips to give you plenty of space to brake if you need to.

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