February 1, 2011

73% of Brits have prepared their cars for winter driving

Some 73 per cent of motorists have taken positive action to prepare their vehicles for the hazardous winter weather, a study has revealed.

The results of the study, conducted by GEM Motoring Assist, suggest that motorists have learned from the harsh conditions of the past couple of years.

“It seems an increasing number of drivers are much more aware of the problems they could be faced with, and have actually done something about it,” said David Williams, chief executive of GEM Motoring Assist.

A similar survey carried out by GEM in the winter of 2008 revealed that three-quarters of drivers were not prepared for winter driving.

Only a few said that they carried little more than an ice scraper or can of de-icer.

Last month, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents published a factsheet giving motorists advice on how to drive safely in snow, ice and freezing temperatures.ADNFCR-2370-ID-800362701-ADNFCR

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