Summer driving tips

17 / 08 / 2022  |  Driver Guides

If you’re planning on a long getaway drive this year, make sure your journey is as comfortable and safe as possible. Read our summer driving tips to prepare you for your travels.

Before you set off

With the roads being more congested in the summer, traffic delays can unexpectedly add time to your journey. Dehydration can result in a loss of concentration, so it’s key to ensure you have enough water in the vehicle for you, your passengers, and any pets.

Check tyres, top-up windscreen wash and make sure you’ve got the keys for any locking wheel nuts, just in case!

Don’t get caught out. Have a pair of sunglasses to hand, but make sure they’re not too tinted, and wear footwear that allows you to safely operate the controls – flip flops aren’t recommended.

If you’re travelling with kids, bring plenty of things to keep them entertained and don’t forget the snacks.

Got hay fever? Make sure your medication is non-drowsy, and if you’re feeling unwell, get a friend or partner to drive.

Make sure you have adequate fuel and EV charge for the trip, map out where you will fill up or charge and ensure your lights are working properly.

On the road

Keep an eye out for animals, motorbikes, cyclists and pedestrians. Stay safe and avoid fines by allowing at least 1.5m when overtaking a cyclist.

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