Keep safe on return to work

Tuesday, 03 January 2012

Drivers returning to work today (January 3rd), have been urged to take care on the roads as the Met Office has upped its weather warning level to red in Scotland.

This comes after severe wind and blizzards have battered parts of the country, making road conditions treacherous, with many fallen trees on the roads, and the Tay and Forth road bridges are closed to all vehicles due to high winds.

Drivers who do head out on the roads should pay heed to the Institute of Advanced Motorists' (IAM) tips for driving in snow, which include keeping your distance and not braking or accelerating sharply, in order to make sure that they do not suffer from injury or car insurance claims.

Transport minister Keith Brown told the BBC: "With further snow and high winds forecast, I would ask the travelling public to play their part by checking their journeys in advance, making the necessary preparations and following police travel advice."

Posted by Noel Martin

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