As the nights draw in, the journey home from school is slightly different to a couple of months ago.

As our summer dresses, skipping ropes and ice creams are forgotten. We don our leaf crunching, wellie boots, sew gloves into our coats and bobble along in our woolly hats. Whether you travel in the car or take the walking bus, we have some safety tips that you shouldn’t ignore.

Walking home from school

  • Watch out for wet leaves, they are fun to play in but can be really slippy too!
  • Keep an eye out for Black Ice and wear shoes with good grip
  • When crossing the road, make extra checks for cars without lights on
  • Wear layers – you can always take them off if you’re too hot, but you can’t always find extra

Winter driving home from school

  • Keep a few essentials in your car, you never know when you may need them. These include; torch, ice scraper, warm clothes and blankets, first aid kit, snacks.
  • It doesn’t have to be snowy to need winter tyres, these give better grip in conditions under 7 degrees.
  • Check your tyre tread depth – the minimum legal limit is 1.6mm.
  • Keep your fuel tank at a minimum of ¼ tank, you never know when a traffic jam may occur.
  • Stopping distances can be much longer in the snow and ice, so make sure to keep your distance.

Find out more about winter driving...

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