December 23, 2013

Christmas Travel Disruptions By Wind and Rain

Warnings have been issued for rain and heavy winds across England and Wales. Most train companies have cancelled services or are running a reduced service and road disruption is likely.
The strength of winds is likely to increase throughout the day and particularly in the late afternoon and evening. Britannia’s advice is to only drive if you need to and try to get to your destination before the late afternoon.

If you do need to drive during the times when the weather is expected to be at its worst, keep the following points in mind:

– Keep both hands on the steering wheel and keep your speed down. The quicker you are driving, the less control you will have of your vehicle especially in high winds.
– Be aware of other vehicles being blown into your path, in particular high-sided vehicles who are most affected by high winds. Also take particular care around cyclists and motorcyclists.
– Trees and debris are also likely to cause obstructions in the road at this time. It is important to keep your speed down and drive with great care as hitting debris at high speed can be incredibly dangerous.
– If you do need to drive, plan your journey carefully checking both weather and travel bulletins regularly.

Safe driving from Britannia!

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