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Transport for Buckinghamshire has recently issued the following reminders and recommendations to reduce the risks and increase drivers' preparedness for driving in freezing winter conditions:

Checklist:

  • Your tyres are at the correct pressures.
  • Your vehicle lights are clean and working.
  • Your wiper blades are effective.
  • Your battery is in good condition and fully charged.
  • Your vehicle anti-freeze is the right concentration (your garage can do this for you).
  • Your windows and mirrors are clear of ice or condensation.

Keep the following items in the car:

  • Ice scraper
  • De-icer
  • Torch
  • Warm clothes
  • Blanket
  • Spade
  • Food & drink
  • High visibility jacket
  • First aid kit

When weather conditions are particularly bad:

  • Only travel when absolutely necessary
  • Allow more time for your journey
  • Listen to local and national radio for travel and weather information
  • Slow down and leave increased space between you and the vehicle in front

Safer winter driving sessions across Buckinghamshire in the coming month aim to help drivers prepare for winter weather conditions and stay safe on the roads.

The free daytime events, from 11am to 3pm, run by the Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) road safety team, will be offering drivers helpful advice on winter driving and giving out free windscreen scrapers — whoopee-doo!

  • Friday 29th November at Eden Centre in High Wycombe.
  • Monday 2nd December at Sainsbury's, Taplow.
  • Tuesday 3rd December at Waitrose, Beaconsfield.
  • Wednesday 11th December at Tesco, Buckingham.
  • Tuesday 12th December at Friars Square, Aylesbury.
  • Thursday 19th December at Tesco Broadfields, Aylesbury.

Further information is available from the Highways Agency.
For more information call 0845 2302882 or email tfb@buckscc.gov.uk
TfB's news updates are on Twitter: @tfbalerts

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