in the bleak midwinter - wind

  • think about where you are going - is there a route with less exposure to the weather, and less risk of fallen trees?
  • allow for delays caused by accidents
  • slow down - you are more vulnerable to side winds at higher speeds
  • keep plenty of distance between you and the car in front
  • be ready for the gust of wind when you pass a large vehicle or buildings
  • give cyclists and motorcyclists more room than usual
  • keep an eye out  for objects being blown into your path
  • watch what is happening to other vehicles - where they are affected will give you a warning
  • winds can be gusty, and not constant. Drive to deal with the gusts

In high wind our advice is the same as for driving in all extreme weather conditions - do you really need to make the journey?