Promoting safe driving for HGV drivers across the UK

For those in the haulage industry, Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year. Not only are we incredibly busy transporting food, goods and medicine throughout the festive period and into the new year, but drivers are faced with bad traffic and even worse weather conditions. Driving in winter can be very dangerous, but with the right advice, know-how and preparation, deliveries can be made safely and efficiently even in the worst rain, snow and fog. 

To ensure the safety of our wider driving community, we've compiled a list of top tips for keeping yourself safe on the roads this Christmastime.

1. Check the weather before you set off

2. Check your vehicle before you set off

3. Respect motorway etiquette

4. Be prepared for every situation

5. Know what to do if you break down


Try to get off the motorway as safely and as soon as you can and use the hard shoulder as a very last resort. Turn your wheels to the left once you have stopped and exit the car on the left-hand side, avoiding the cars on your right. Put your hazards on immediately and call your breakdown service for help.

We hope that despite the cold weather and ever-increasing traffic, that you have safe and pleasant journeys this festive period. From all of us at JMS, we wish you a Merry Christmas and happy driving!

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