SAFETY COMFORT AND JOY FOR MOTORISTS







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: December 8, 2011
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Driver training specialist IAM Drive & Survive is offering weekly motoring tips to drivers from its head of training, Simon Elstow. This week, he is giving advice for staying safe and secure at Christmas:

  • Park in a well-lit and open area.
  • Some councils offer free parking over Christmas; it is worth checking with your local council.
  • Keep all valuables, including presents out of sight.
  • Secure your steering lock, if you have one.
  • Remove all traces of your satnav including cradles and tell-tale ring marks.
  • Don’t leave your vehicle with the engine running to defrost your windows.
  • Lock it whenever you leave it, even on forecourts.

Elstow said: “The combination of cold weather and Christmas often sends shoppers to local shopping centres and supermarkets. Don’t let your car become a target for thieves.”

To help drivers stay safe this winter, the IAM has launched a new website, drivingadvice.org.uk, with traffic updates, weather forecasts and tips on how to drive safely in winter.

Tips cover rain, snow, ice, fog and wind – everything you can expect in a typically unpredictable British winter. Check it out before you travel.