As the days start drawing out and the temperature becomes a little milder, driving conditions will change too. Here’s some tips to help keep you safe and prepared through the spring months…
Share the Road
Spring is a popular time for driving. People taking a leisurely drive, motorcyclists and cyclists make for a busier road. Remember to share the road, giving your fellow road users ample space.
Although the weather is generally improving, the spring months can quickly catch you out. Temperature changes and weather fluctuations can lead to bad road conditions. Keep focused on your surroundings and keep up to date with the weather forecast.
Spring Road Works
It’s often at this time of year that road works take place. Plan your journey and check if there are any planned road works.
Keep pair of sunglasses in the glove box and remember to use your sun visor!
Pedestrians & Animals
As certain animals and people come out from their winter hibernation at this time of year, be extra cautious of the busy surroundings.
Medication & Driving
For many people, spring means seasonal allergies. Over-the-counter allergy drugs can have side effects or interact with other medications to diminish your driving ability.
Check your Vehicle
- Make sure your wipers and lights are working correctly
- Check your tyres have plenty of tread depth and are at the correct pressure for your journey
- REMEMBER ‘POWER’ checks
Petrol / Oil / Water / Electrics / Rubber