Safety in your driving job during winter and when to make an injury claim
Driving jobs can be fraught with dangers whether the weather is fine or not, but during winter you are more likely to notice that conditions are a little more edgy for you. If you have a driving job then you will frequently come across bad weather and dangerous driving conditions, but unlike people who don’t drive as a career, you may not be able to decide not to drive that day.
In winter, there is often a lot of snow and ice on the road, and with the nights getting darker much earlier, you might have to drive in these conditions more often than not. Here are some ways to make your job safer during this time.
- Slow down. One of the easiest ways to avoid accidents on the roads in bad weather is simply to slow down and allow yourself to take your time on the roads. When it comes to snow and ice, when you are on the roads the only way to be safe is to allow yourself plenty of response time if something goes wrong, so slow down.
- Try snow tires. If you are driving in very snowy conditions, snow tires will help you to keep your vehicle on the road and give you more traction, which should prevent you from skidding off the road at any point.
- Have spare clothing with you. Not only are icy roads very dangerous, but the cold which leads to icy roads can be very dangerous for you. try to bring a spare jacket and some clothing which you can keep in the vehicle for if you need it. This can be used to layer up in cold weather, or to change clothing if you get wet.
- Check your headlights. Because it gets dark much earlier, and stays dark well into the morning, being able to see where you are going is key. Check your headlights every day before you head out, to ensure that they are working properly.
Making an injury claim in Wellingborough
You should consider making an injury claim in Wellingborough if you are involved in a serious accident or incident when you are driving for your job. You will need to prove that the accident was the fault of someone else, but making a successful injury claim in Wellingborough can help you to recover fully from your injuries, as well as keep you afloat whilst you are recovering.
Accident Advice Helpline will be able to help you to decide whether or not to make an injury claim in Wellingborough, and is on hand on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 30th October 2014
Author: David Brown