12 Days of Christmas from C&G Services – Yuletide Safety Tips – No.11

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On the eleventh day of Christmas, the tip from C&G……………………..

Day 11

In icy conditions, drive with care, using gentle manoeuvres.

Don’t accelerate or brake sharply. Use the highest gear you can as this aids grip and helps avoid wheel spin. To drop your speed, slow down gently using the gears, don’t brake suddenly.

If your vehicle gets stuck on ice, put an old rug or sheet of cardboard under the wheels to help them grip. Once you get a grip, don’t stop moving until you are clear of the icy patch.

12 Days of Christmas from C&G Services – Yuletide Safety Tips – No.3

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3rd DayOn the third day of Christmas, the tip from C&G……………………..

Let someone know where you’re going…..

During bad weather you cannot rely on just having a mobile phone for communication as the signal strength may be poor or non existent.

If you’re planning a trip during hazardous conditions, tell someone your plans, so that if you fail to show up, they can raise the alarm.

Take your time, don’t rush, and above all, have a great Xmas!

(Next Tip – Friday 29th November!!)

12 Days of Christmas from C&G Services – Yuletide Safety Tips – No.2

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2nd DayOn the second day of Christmas, the tip from C&G……………………..

Ice on the road

It can take up to 10 times longer to stop your car when driving on ice.

Look well ahead when driving and adjust your speed to reflect the conditions. If you get it wrong the consequences may be catastrophic.

In 2011, 32 people were killed and 3,912 people were injured in reported road accidents when there was snow or ice on the road surface.DfT

Xmas Wreath righthanded2figures also show that 6 people were killed and 672 were injured when it was snowing at the time. If your in any doubt about your ability or the severity of the conditions and the journey isn’t important, then don’t drive.

Take your time, don’t rush, and above all, have a great Xmas!

(Next Tip – Wednesday 27th November!!)