A new study from Halfords Autocentres has revealed that when it comes to winter driving, the thing motorists fear most is new drivers. The ability of new drivers to deal with adverse weather conditions is such a concern that 85% of those surveyed think that winter driving techniques should be part of the practical exam for learner drivers.
The AA is calling on motorists to ensure they always have a clear view in all their windscreens as the weather begins to worsen. Drivers who set off looking through a snow slit or peering through smears of road dirt on their windscreens contributed to 22 fatal or serious injury accidents last year. Also in 2013, at least 19 people died and 259 were seriously injured in accidents where road users couldn’t see properly in rain, sleet, snow and fog.
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