Some cars have been rarely used during lockdown, so it’s essential to make sure they’re fit for purpose. Drivers may also feel out of practice if they haven’t been in a car for a while.
So if you’re getting back on the road for a day trip, Highways England has issued helpful advice to help you stay safe.
Richard Leonard, Highways England Head of Road Safety, Safety, Engineering & Standards, said:
If you haven’t driven for a while due to lockdown, you might feel a bit strange getting back behind the wheel, and your vehicle will need a few simple checks to ensure it’s roadworthy.
Checking your tyres, oil, water, lights and fuel doesn’t take long – but it will help keep you and your loved ones safe.
And if you’re on a long journey, remember to take breaks. Let’s all enjoy summer safely.
Highways England provides real time traffic information.
More useful information:
- journey planning advice, including making sure vehicles are ready for the road
- how to avoid tailgating by giving fellow road users enough space
- loading your vehicle safely
Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.