With Christmas lights starting to decorate our high streets there are a few more reminders that the challenges of winter driving might not be too far away.
Initial results (first 1,500 completed) from a survey by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) shows a charged mobile phone and the number of a breakdown service as the top items for a winter car journey. Eighty-five percent of these made sure they had a charged mobile phone with them.
Sensible preparation on the other hand should reduce the risk of ever needing to call out the rescue services from that phone.
Breaking down is never a pleasant experience. It's even worse in cold, wet, icy weather. Remember that on motorways it's important to get out of your vehicle and wait behind the barrier or another safe place away from fast traffic.Read full article
27 November - 14 December - Check the Bath weather forecast if you are planning to visit this year's Christmas market.
13 November - 22 December - Check the Birmingham weather forecast if you are planning to visit this year's Frankfurt Christmas market.
13 November-23 December - Heading to the Cardiff Christmas market, check the local weather forecast.
There are practical steps you can take to support your community in preparing for winter weather.
Helping you keep warm and well this winter.
Tips to help you keep your home safe over the winter
Preparations and precautions when travelling in winter.