Getting back behind wheel? Here’s some useful advice

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.

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General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

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