Ahead of the bad weather that the UK may be facing in the coming months, Brake UK, the independent road safety charity, have published an advice sheet for drivers urging them to stay safe during conditions such as snow and ice. Brake are calling upon organisations to ensure that their drivers follow the A, B, C of staying safe in bad weather conditions:
• avoid driving at all if possible
• be prepared, by planning journeys around bad weather and packing a bad weather kit
• careful, cautious driving: slow down and be extra vigilant for people and hazards
Laura Woods, research and information officer at Brake, says: “Driving can be risky even in good conditions, and in bad weather it can become very dangerous. I urge fleet managers to remind their drivers of the risks particularly at this time of year. This advice sheet is a useful, concise resource to help managers ensure their drivers know how to prepare for and avoid the risks associated with bad weather.”
The advice sheet is sponsored by safety equipment supplier Arco and is available for free to Fleet Safety Forum subscribers, or can be purchased for £5 by non-subscribers. The first 25 non-subscribers to request the sheet will get a copy for free.