Road safety is particularly important in the winter months when driving conditions tend to be worse and the likelihood of harsher weather conditions is higher. Statistics from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) show that the number of winter cycling and pedestrian injuries increases during October, November and December and motorists are more likely to be involved in an accident during adverse weather conditions too.
Read our top winter road safety tips on how to ensure that your winter journeys are accident-free, in the car, on the bike and on foot.
Winter driving safety tips
If you’re driving in icy conditions or if the weather is predicted to turn bad, it is important to make sure your vehicle is adequately prepared. RoSPA advises ticking off the items on the checklist below before driving in snowy conditions: