Winter Driving

I know it’s only half way through September but  before we know it, winter will be upon us. For anyone who passed their practical driving test this year, the likely weather conditions (based on the last couple of years) are going to be a whole new experience.

At the moment, the changes to the weather are subtle. I have noticed the mornings in Borough Green are a little colder. If you have an early start and your car lives outside, you will probably have condensation on the windows and plastic light lenses. Make sure to leave time for these to clear using your de-mister and a cloth to wipe the light lenses before you set off.

During driving lessons in Sevenoaks I have seen that leaves are beginning to fall. These can gather at the side of the road creating a hazard with regard to stopping efficiently and effectively.This can be especially true for motorbike riders who will most likely choose to steer around such a hazard. As drivers, we must be aware that the bikers may alter their course in front of us to avoid hazards such as wet leaves. Clever is the driver who anticipates this.

I shall make regular posts as the weather changes going into winter with tips on how to take precautions to stay safe which I hope will be of help especially to those who have only recently gained their full driving licence.