quite worrying when the temperature drops and the place gets frosty, last year
a few people locally did themselves a mischief tumbling over and breaking
bones just walking to the shops (invest in decent winter boots!).
But you need more care and attention when you are out and about in
your car. There are things you can do
to make your experience on the road much safer and more positive during the
winter months. With lots of helpful
tips regarding winter car travel available online there is no excuse not to
be prepared for the cold weather and stay cosy in the process.
liked the suggestion to use proper driving gloves; hubbie is actually quite
keen to invest in a pair of these. His
hands are often like blocks of ice driving and I know he would be more
comfortable if he had some and feel like he had better control of the car. Bless him; we actually both completely
forgot it was our wedding anniversary the other day, so perhaps a post
anniversary present of driving gloves might help cheer him up!
this time of year make sure you stock up with plenty of de-icer. It is important you can see out of your
windows clearly before you head off to work or the school run in the
morning. It is not the most exciting
job in the world, standing in the cold shifting the ice off the car but its
well worth doing if it means you arrive at your destination safely. Ideally allocate this job to your partner by
conveniently looking busy getting the children ready when its time to do it!!!
now there is also more grit on the road, which can make a mess of your
windscreen and impair visibility, so again before you venture off on your
journeys complete some simple preparations.
Top up on windscreen cleaner and check the condition of your wiper
With driving conditions not as favourable in winter, leave more time to get to your destination. You do not want to be rushing anywhere with wet roads, slippery ice and fog to contend with. Drive slowly and be aware of other road users around you.
a few simple arrangements can make all the difference driving in winter.