Wednesday 6 January 2010


As snow and ice hits the nation, leading safety experts Goodyear, are helping motorists survive the difficult driving conditions by giving out some essential winter safety advice.

With the number of accidents rising by 267%* during the cold winter months, motorists are being urged to make the necessary checks in preparation for their journey. One such measure is to consider fitting cold weather or all season tyres, which provide better traction, grip and handling on the icy road surfaces.

James Bailey, Corporate Communications Manager at Goodyear, commented: “In this weather, driving conditions can be unpredictable and dangerous. This is why drivers should be prepared by equipping their cars with the right tyres, making sure their vehicle is in good working condition and having helpful items on board such as a torch, warm blanket and de-icer.

“By having the right tyres and adjusting your driving style to suit the weather, motorists can significantly improve their safety on the roads and keep winter worries at bay.”

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*Source: Department of Road Transport

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