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Have a safe T.R.I.P. this Summer – June

Now that the weather is warmer and brighter you may be planning more road trips or days out with your family and friends. To ensure you reach your destination safely and without emergency costs, National Highways have released a campaign.

To help you have a safe TRIP this Spring please check out the National Highways website for guidance.

Preparing for your trip

  • Make sure you get a good night’s sleep before your trip.
  • Avoid alcohol the day before as this can disrupt sleep and affect your driving the following day.
  • Know what medications you’re on and how they affect you. Avoid driving between midnight and 6am when you’re likely to feel most tired.
  • Be extra cautious and anticipate the actions of other drivers.

T.R.I.P. Top-up, Rest, Inspect, Prepare

Top up

Fill up fuel, check your oil and screen-wash, ensure you’re charged.

Over 33% of breakdowns are caused by vehicles losing power, having engine issues or running out of fuel. After the harsh winter months it’s important to check the screen wash levels as maintaining a clean windscreen is important especially when the sun is low in the sky.

Regular maintenance is essential in spring to ensure your vehicle is operating correctly and is safe to drive.


Take a break every two hours

To enjoy a comfortable road trip this spring, plan to take a break for at least 15 minutes every two hours.

Spring driving is similar to driving in winter. Even though the days are getting longer and generally the weather is improving, it is not the time to get complacent. Having a rest while driving is not only important for your safety, but also contributes to a more enjoyable and stress-free travel experience.


Check your tyre tread and pressure

Before driving on the motorway, perform a thorough vehicle check. Ensure your brakes, tyres, lights and fluid levels are in good condition.


for the weather

Spring showers are common, and wet roads can be slippery. Drive at a moderate speed, use your headlights and avoid sudden manoeuvres. If it’s raining heavily, consider slowing down to maintain control.

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