Events such as severe weather or traffic accidents can cause disruption and delay as you travel from A to B, and in extreme cases can even leave you stranded in your car. That is why it is important to take steps to either avoid the disruption, or to minimise the impact of the delay on your journey and keep you and those around you safe.
What can I do?
During severe weather, consider whether you need to travel right now, or if you can wait until the weather improves
Make sure your car is ready for a journey in poor weather (such as checking tyre pressure and fuel levels)
In winter, think about getting winter tyres or snow socks for your vehicle
Pack an emergency kit in your car.
The emergency kit could include
a first aid kit
battery jump leads
a torch and spare batteries
a map for unplanned diversions
a reflective warning sign.
In cold weather, you should also take:
an ice scraper and de-icer
a shovel for snow
warm clothes and boots
some food, and a warm drink in a flask
Carry one or more emergency contact numbers on your mobile phone or in your wallet or purse. This means that if they need to, emergency responders like paramedics can contact people who know you, and potentially get important medical information, as quickly as possible.