27/02/2018

Adverse Weather, February into March – Advice From Police

Adverse Weather, February into March – Advice From Police

Assistant Chief Constable Jason Harwin said: “The Met Office has issued amber and yellow weather warnings for our area for the next few days and, although it can be a changing picture, we are expecting very low temperatures and snow showers - some heavy - therefore some disruption is inevitable.”

Our Tips for Keeping Safe:

  • Listen to your local radio station for traffic and travel information
  • Look on the Met Office website for the latest updates before travelling
  • Check Cleveland Police, your Local Authority website regularly for any advice or updates
  • Allow more time for your journey and make sure you and your vehicle are prepared by:
    - Clearing ice or snow off your windscreen, windows, roof, mirrors and lights
    - Checking tyre pressure, brakes and lights
    - Carrying warm clothing, sturdy footwear, drinks and snacks with you – in case of delay or breakdown
    - Making sure your mobile phone is fully charged and that if you’re a member of a breakdown or recovery service (eg AA, RAC or similar) you have their number saved in your phone
    - Driving according to road conditions – leave more space between you and the vehicle in front of you, avoiding sudden braking or manoeuvres so you don’t skid

If you are involved in a minor collision ie no one is injured and there is minimal or no damage to your vehicle and it is driveable, you do not necessarily need to inform police but you should share your contact details and those of your insurance company with the other party.

For more information visit https://www.cleveland.police.uk/news/weather-watch.aspx