Car insurance - beware weather risk

Friday, 12 November 2010

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Car insurance customers are being urged to proceed with caution as forecast high winds are due to affect driving conditions.

The UK Highways Agency says that motor insurance holders in the north-west, south-west, and south-east should double-check the weather forecast before they set out on the roads over the weekend.

A severe weather warning has been announced by the Met Office as gales as high as 80mph are expected to impact the UK.

Drivers with high sided vehicles will have to take extra care and are advised to review their car insurance policies to see if circumstances such as winds are covered.

The Highways Agency noted: "Drivers are advised to plan their journeys before they set out, checking the forecast and road conditions, to leave extra time for their journeys if travel conditions are poor."

As well as this, the agency has warned motorists that rain and spray can decrease visibility, which can have an effect on the time it takes a car to brake.

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