IAM adds to calls for winter safety

Kiran Devgun from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) recently shared her advice with motorists travelling in “frosty, icy weather”. While avoiding snow references, the IAM focused on “near freezing” temperatures and how drivers can ensure they drive safely on icy roads.

Their advice was startlingly obvious “Your tyres should have a legal minimum tread of 1.6mm. You can use a tread depth gauge or the edge of a 10p coin to measure and check the tread surface”. Continuing, Devgun added: “Avoid travelling with defective tyres as this will increase the likelihood of your car skidding on ice patches. Remember, tyres are the only point of contact your car has with the road, so this is a crucial safety factor.” While all this is true, so is the need for correct inflation pressure and the absence of any reference to either all season or winter tyres is noticeable by its absence.

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