Transport for Buckinghamshire is well on the way to preparing for the winter weather and one of the services offered to residents is to gain the knowledge and skills to help them drive safely during the winter months.
Buckinghamshire can be prone to experiencing micro climates, which means an unexpected variation from the surrounding conditions and we can encounter these more during the winter. For example meeting icy conditions where tree coverage has not allowed the sun to melt the ground or pockets of mist and fog near water. By reading the clues provided by road signs and our environment we can become more hazard aware and prepare for these diversities.
To help motorists read the environment and adjust their driving accordingly, the Road Safety Team offer residents the opportunity to attend a Winter Driving Workshop. The workshops are offered in partnership with STS Tyre Pros garages at Aylesbury, Chesham and High Wycombe during November.
Workshops include a presentation by a former Class 1 police response driver on how to handle vehicles on ice and snow and garage technicians show motorists how to conduct basic checks on their vehicles to reduce the likelihood of them becoming one of the 18,000 winter breakdown statistics on Buckinghamshire roads.
The workshops take place on:
Tuesday 19th November 2013 at 511 London Road, High Wycombe HP11 1EP
Thursday 21st November 2013 at Amersham Road, Chesham HP15 1NG
Thursday 28th November 2013 at Park Street, Aylesbury HP20 1DX
The workshops start at 7 pm and last for two hours and cost £10 a place which includes a car safety pack.