MID and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is calling on all residents to take extra care when driving this winter.

Station Manager Spencer Lewis, Road Safety Manager said:

“Over the last year we attended 529 Road Traffic Collisions across the Service,”

“Driving during poor wintry conditions requires a different approach and by making some simple changes to driving habits, drivers can reduce their chances of being involved in a collision”

He added, “At this time of year, driving conditions can be treacherous. I urge motorists to be prepared to drive with care and adjust their driving to suit the conditions”

Please bear in mind the following points when driving this winter:

· Check weather forecasts and traffic news, both local and national regularly

· Check your tyre condition, tread depth and pressure of all tyres including the spare tyre

· Keep your windscreen clear and regularly top up your washer bottle with screen wash, keep windows and mirrors thoroughly demisted and clear of ice and snow.

· Get your car ready for winter and treat it to a winter service. Breakdowns are more common this time of year

· Inform someone of your intended route and time of arrival

· Keep your distance as stopping distances are ten times longer in ice and snow

· Adapt your driving to icy conditions. Avoid harsh braking and acceleration or sharp steering and most importantly remember to reduce your speed.

· Put together a winter emergency kit containing the following essential items: ice-scraper and de-icer, a high-visibility vest, warning triangle, mobile phone for use only when parked, torch, snacks, bottled water, blanket, warm clothes, boots and a first-aid kit.

For further advice on driving in Winter weather conditions please click on the link: https://youtu.be/wcgKHOdLG0M or contact a member of the Road Safety Team at RTC@mawwfire.gov.uk

Look out for more safety messages on our website http://www.mawwfire.gov.uk or check our Social Media channels Twitter – @mawwfire, Facebook – @mawwfire and Instagram – mawwfire_rescue

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