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Preparation 'is key for winter journeys'

Posted by Linda Davidson

Drivers and those with Morco caravan water heaters should ensure that they prepare and plan their journeys before setting off to ensure all safety measures are in place, according to one organisation.

Footman James, insurance providers for modern and classic cars, advised that vehicle owners should protect themselves against the typical rising number of insurance claims at this time of year by taking extra precautions.

Advice from the company said that preparing a car before leaving home is the best way to avoid accidents or damage happening while on the road.

In a list of things to do before embarking on a journey, Footman James suggested that drivers make sure they have contact numbers for all breakdown services to hand, that their mobile phone is fully charged and their that tyre pressure is at a suitable level.

The firm's comments come after an initiative by the Highways Agency that encouraged drivers to get ready for winter by making checks to their vehicles.