Your Winter Survival Checklist

It’s extremely important for motorists to be extra careful during severe weather; it can be both dangerous and frightening. Treacherous conditions test your abilities as a driver. If you’re not careful, you could end up in a sticky situation. We've created a winter survival checklist for you to keep in your car during the winter months, print this out and ensure you're taking the nessassry steps to stay warm and safe.

During cold, wet or icy weather, we suggest you follow these tips...

  • Before you set off, make sure your exhaust pipe isn’t clogged up with snow, ice or mud. This could result in deadly gas entering your vehicle.
  • Avoid all drinking – yes that includes the cheeky Baileys after dinner. It’s not worth it, especially in hazardous conditions.
  • Make sure you have the correct tyres and that they’re properly inflated.
  • Keep your eyes peeled, this isn’t the time of year to be distracted - that includes touching your phone, even on hands-free.
  • Seat belts, everybody, seat belts.
  • Drive slowly. I’m sure your family/co-workers would rather you arrive late than never.
  • Know your numbers! Remember 999 for an emergency along with breakdown telephone numbers and your family.
  • Breakdown cover is a must during the winter months.
  • Make sure your car is serviced and had a full winter check (The RRG Group can help you with this).


Your Winter Check List

Keep these items in your boot to ensure you're prepared for every situation.

  • A blanket or sleeping bag...
  • Shovel...
  • Screen-wash...
  • Torch and batteries....
  • A fully charged phone and power pack...
  • Ice scraper and de-icer...
  • First Aid Kit...
  • Study footwear/ Wellies...
  • Snacks - cereal bars work well...
  • A paper map...

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