AA issues new winter road warning to drivers as fatal accident rates rise

Ben Sheridan, AA Patrol of the Year said it was “important” drivers maintained clear vision on the roads at all times and followed driving laws. They warned fog was more common in the winter months and could even appear this week.

“FLOWER stands for Fuel, Lights, Oil, Water, Electrics, Rubber.”

Statistics show that bad visibility fog regularly contributed to around 20 fatal crashes each year.

Alongside this, there are also hundreds of serious incidents recorded on the roads.

Latest figures show that the fog kill rate increased slightly in 2020 despite the pandemic. 

Alongside the AA’s tips, the RAC said drivers should also check their car’s coolant and screenwash regularly.

In colder conditions, the RAC is often called out to motorists whose screenwash is frozen.

They say it is “vital” drivers remember to use a quality additive that protects it in very low temperatures.

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