Winter advice for car owners

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BEAR Scotland have issued the following advice about safe driving in wintry conditions -

Only travel when absolutely necessary; Allow more time for your journey; Listen to local and national radio for travel and weather information; Slow down and leave increased distance between you and the vehicle in front; Be prepared when travelling.

Keep the following in your vehicle - Ice scraper, De-icer, Torch, Warm clothes including gloves and hats, Blanket, Shovel, Food and drink, High visibility jacket, First aid kit.

Check: Your tyres are at the correct pressures and have good tread; Your vehicle lights are clean and working;

Your wiper blades are effective; Your battery is in good condition and fully charged; Your vehicle anti-freeze is the right concentration (Your garage can do this for you); Your windows and mirrors are clear of ice or condensation.

Drivers can get winter driving advice at provides real time information on trunk road conditions.

Consider public transport options for your journey by visiting or