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Survey reveals UK’s fair weather motorists

wet weather driving tips

A fifth of motorists have been put off a car journey because of the rain over the past year, according to new research. The UK was hit by a series of torrential downpours last month following Storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge, with the Met Office reporting the wettest February on …

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Driving in the wet – essential safety advice

Motorway in rain

With heavy storms lashing the UK, IAM RoadSmart’s Richard Gladman has put together some crucial advice to help you drive safely in the rain. Heavy rain: Heavy rain will affect your visibility, so take it slow. Rule 126 of the Highway Code states that the braking distance between yourself and …

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Winter safety – check your tyres

aquaplaning danger - check your car tyres

Are your tyres safe? Tyresafe releases YouTube video warning of aquaplaning danger. Tyresafe has launched a has new online movie has been launched to educate drivers about the risks associated with aquaplaning, a dangerous phenomenon caused by low tyre tread depth on wet roads which results in the car losing …

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