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Events such as severe weather, roadworks or traffic accidents can cause disruption as you travel from A to B. That is why it is so important to take steps to either avoid the disruption or minimise the impact of the delay on your journey.

Be Informed

  • Before travelling, check your local and national weather forecast and keep up-to-date with the latest Met Office weather warnings.
  • For real time traffic information, visit Traffic Scotland and for public transport information, check Traveline (0871 200 2233).

Be Prepared

  • If you're making a journey and bad weather is forecast, make a travel plan.
  • There are also some everyday things you could put in your vehicle that will stand you in good stead at any time of the year.
  • Consider public transport as an alternative.
  • Check to see if there is a better route.
  • Tell someone where you're going and what time you expect to be there or back.
  • Allow extra time for your journey.
  • Fully charge your mobile phone and take a charger with you.
  • Make sure you have appropriate clothing, equipment and food.
  • In winter, think about getting winter tyres.

Visit the severe weather travel page for more advice.

Your Emergency Contacts

Carrying ICE (In Case of Emergency) contacts on your mobile phone or in your wallet is a great idea. This makes it easier for emergency services or others to quickly identify who to contact in the event of an emergency.

Your Phone

  • Include the word ICE and a contact number as part of the phone lock screen. This way anyone can pick up your phone and quickly see the contact number.
  • Include your ICE contact in your phone address book.

Your Wallet/Purse

  • Write ICE on a piece of card with your emergency contacts' details on it and carry it in your wallet or purse.