Winter driving tips issued
The winter may be almost upon us - but while many will enjoy staying at home in the warm there will be plenty of times drivers need to head out on the road in their used cars. With snow and ice in prospect as the mercury frequently drops below zero, advanced driver Peter Rodger has issued some top tips for motorists via his road safety charity the IAM, which, if followed, can help make getting around safer in the cold weather. Tips include checking the weather forecast before setting out, as well as carrying a range of items to deal with various eventualities - such as de-ice and a scraper. When driving, people should set off in second gear before releasing the clutch and accelerating gently to avoid wheel spin. People should also drive in higher gears and restrict their speed and ensure greater distances to the car in front, as slippery conditions can increase stopping distances tenfold. Speaking about the outlook for the coming days, Met Office chief forecaster Eddy Carroll said: "People should be aware of the increasing risk of overnight frost, ice and freezing fog patches as the week wears on."
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