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RoSPA Winter Driving Tips

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 12.00AM

RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) has a useful page on Winter driving.

Driving in the winter is very different than in other times of the year. Adverse weather and longer periods of darkness (especially after the clocks go back at the end of October) makes driving more hazardous. Sometimes conditions can be extreme, as we have found out over the last two winters in particular, with prolonged periods of heavy snow and floods.

This means that we need to adapt the way we drive.

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Stay Safe in the Snow

Thursday, 2 December 2010 at 12.00AM

Make sure you stay safe whilst you are driving in the snow with this advice from the AA:

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Greener Driving

Tuesday, 9 November 2010 at 12.00AM

If you don't want to change your current car, there are still ways you can drive greener:

Lose Some Weight

Don't drive around with unnecessary weight in your car - the engine will have to work harder and use more fuel. Empty your car of anything that you don't need to carry around all the time. Remove roof boxes and roof racks when you're not using them - they cause extra aerodynamic drag, which will raise your fuel consumption. Open windows and sunroofs do the same; and for the same reason, get any loose items of external trim fixed.

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