The IAM has launched a new website designed to help motorists prepare their cars and drive safely during the winter months.
The website, drivingadvice.org.uk, contains traffic updates, weather forecasts and tips on driving in adverse conditions. The IAM has produced it in response to figures showing that crashes peak in winter months; 9.5% higher between November and February than the normal monthly average.
The IAM says that slippery roads contributed to 20,003 road casualties in 2010, including 118 fatalities. In addition, vision impairment by rain, sleet, snow or fog contributed to 2,328 collisions in 2010 – resulting in 3,318 casualties and 20 fatalities.
Caroline Holmes, IAM spokesperson, said: “When the weather is bad motorists should always question whether they need to go out at all. Our website will help drivers make the right decision, prepare for winter and enjoy their driving, but do it safely."
For more information contact the IAM Press Office on 020 8996 9777.