Friday, 18 December 2009
Iam Offers Winter Driving Tips
Prestige car drivers will want to stay as safe as possible over the winter period and they have been offered some handy tips from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).
The organisation recommended motorists double or perhaps even triple their normal stopping distance from the vehicle in front.
It also suggested using dipped headlights in falling snow to make cars more visible to others, pedestrians in particular.
Fog lights should only go on if necessary once conditions improve, as they can dazzle other drivers, the IAM advised.
"Start gently from stationary, avoiding high revs. If you get yourself into a skid the main thing to remember is to take your foot off the accelerator and steer, never use the brake," commented Peter Rodger, IAM chief examiner.
During the coldest of seasons, drivers should also watch out for the combination of low winter sun and dirty windscreens, which can lead to greater risk of dangerous dazzle, the IAM recently warned.
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