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Windy Weather

Simple and easy to follow information about staying safe during windy conditions.

Driving in High Winds.

Wind whiteIt is easy for forget the danger sudden gusts can cause when your safe and warm inside your vehicle. Sudden gusts can seriously affect your driving so it's important to remember these simple tips:

  • Slow down - strong gusts won't blow you as far off course and you have more time to react to problems
  • Be ready for stronger winds and gusts on exposed stretches of road, or when passing high-sided vehicles.
  • Keep both hands on the wheel.
  • Take care around cyclists, motorcyclists and horse-riders. Consider not using motorbike or cycles in high wind.
  • Keep your distance from other vehicles
  • Twigs or small branches in the road could mean there's a tree or large branch in the way around the next bend.
  • Expect lower speed limits or temporary closures on exposed road, and bridges.
  • You may need to use alternative routes if your journey is affected by road closures due to fallen debris or accidents.

Gusts are more likely on open stretches of road, when passing bridges or gaps in hedges, or when overtaking high-sided vehicles. And wind can bring down tree branches, blow you off course or blow other vehicles into your path.

Click here to Report fallen trees and debris in the road

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