HomeTravel AdviceMotorists Warned About Driving During The Artic Weather Conditions

Motorists Warned About Driving During The Artic Weather Conditions

Published on

- Advertisement -
  • Green Flag warns over 110,000* breakdowns ( one every five seconds) are expected this week, as cold weather returns to the UK
  • Forecasters warn that Britain must brace itself for freezing temperatures
  • The Met Office has issued a warning for disruptive weather in the run up to March

As forecasters warn that Arctic weather is set to return to Britain, bringing sub-zero temperatures as we head towards spring, leading breakdown provider Green Flag has predicted over 110,000 breakdowns will occur on Britain’s roads this week. 

The Met Office has issued an alert to be prepared for the difficult weather conditions, and forecasters warn heavy rain and snowfall will arrive in the coming days. With the conditions expected to cause havoc on British roads, Green Flag has predicted a breakdown every five seconds will take place across the country as drivers struggle in the cold.

In response to the adverse weather, Green Flag has issued a set of common sense tips on how to drive in snowy and icy conditions for drivers, to encourage them to stay safe on the roads this week. 

Simon Henrick, Head of News at Green Flag, commented: “The return of the cold weather and difficult road conditions may take some drivers by surprise this week. Although we’re heading towards spring, the cold weather isn’t gone yet – so it’s important that drivers do all they can to stay safe.

“By thoroughly checking their cars before they leave home, and approaching the roads with caution, drivers will decrease the risk of encountering a problem on the roads this week.”

 

Green Flag’s Common Sense Tips On Driving In Cold Weather:

  1. Check your speed and use gentle driver inputs – even if the roads have been gritted they’re likely to be slippery.
  2. Give more warning than usual to other drivers – when turning, stopping or changing lane.
  3. Keep plenty of distance between cars – you never know when you’ll hit an icy patch. If you pass the same landmarks as the car in front of you within three seconds, you’re following too closely.
  4. Check whether your car has ABS anti-lock brakes. In the unlikely event that it doesn’t, pump the brake pedal slowly to prevent the wheels locking up and skidding.
  5. Be extra-wary of black ice. It’s an invisible danger that can catch out even the most careful driver.
  6. Approach corners at a steady speed, in as low a gear as possible. Don’t touch the clutch unless it’s absolutely necessary, steer smoothly and avoid braking on bends.
  7. Make sure all passengers are wearing seat belts.
  8. Ensure you’re familiar with your car’s ventilation system to prevent windows from steaming up. Air conditioning will keep windows free from mist and condensation.

 

 

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Scottish salmon industry facing ‘acute’ labour shortages, bosses warn

Industry bosses have written to Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, calling for a more...

Bath woman walks over 1,000 miles for ‘loving’ mum who died of cancer

"Some days I found it really tough, but thinking about her kept me going"...

E-scooters block paths forcing pensioners and mums with prams to ‘walk on road’

"We have as many as 21 scooters blocking the ramped access" Read MoreSomerset...

Man Arrested After Nine Year Old Girl Stabbed To Death In Boston

Lincolnshire Police have arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of murdering nine-year-old girl Lillia...

Boston Gril Stabbed Do You Know This Man

Police are asking for help to identify a man they want to speak to...

ASDA Reduces The Cost Of Petrol

UK supermarket Asda has announced it has cut the price of petrol and diesel...

Boston stabbing: Two people arrested after nine-year-old girl stabbed to death

Lincolnshire Police have confirmed that two people have been arrested after a nine-year-old girl...

Murder Investigation As Girl 9 Stabbed in Boston Town Centre

Lincolnshire Police have launched a murder investigation after a 9-year-old girl dies after being...

Keir Starmer Must Go Say Labour Voters

The current Labour Leader is not popular with Labour voters with most supporters of...

Skegness Stylist Announced as One of Six Finalists at National Hairdressing Awards

Darrel Starkey of Taylor’s Hair Studio, Skegness, has been shortlisted for a top awards...

Cost Of Living Crisis Keeps Disabled People At Home

Disabled people are being forced to stay at home due to the rising cost...

Amazon Prime Risk Losing Millions Of Customers

Customers of Amazon Prime woke up this morning to the shocking news that their...

Lincoln Cathedral Roof Tours Resume After Man Suffered Injuries From A Fall

Lincoln Cathedral was closed off after man had a serious fall on Wednesday July...

Woman Punched In Face Near Grantham In Road Rage Incident

Lincolnshire Police want help to identify a man in relation to an attack on...