Research conducted by The Highways Agency's shows that drivers are often unprepared for a change in the weather;
As part of their winter campaign The Highways Agency has been promoting its winter driving messages around the country this week and an indoor ski slope in Milton Keynes was able to provide plenty of the white stuff.
The Agency, which manages 4,300 miles of motorways and major A roads in England, often faces an uphill task promoting its make time for winter campaign before the really severe weather kicks in. But it was downhill all the way as skiers and snowboarders built a slalom course out of traffic cones borrowed from a traffic officer vehicle parked on the Snozone slope.
Around half of drivers in England did not carry out pre-winter checks on their vehicle last year and the agency is encouraging drivers to take some simple steps during winter:
Gather together the following items and pack in your vehicle at the start of the winter season, you never know when you might need them!
In addition, when setting out on journeys during the winter season remember to take with you:
Read more about winter preparations on the Highways Agency website.
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