IAM Driving Tips – Staying Safe at Christmas
Staying safe and secure this Christmas is more important than writing a polite letter to Santa.
Staying safe and secure this Christmas is more important than writing a polite letter to Santa. A such, Institute of Advanced Motorists Driver Training Specialist - Simon Elstow - has some straightforward tips to help motorists minimise the risks. His advice is:- Park in a well-lit and open area. - Some councils offer free parking over Christmas; it is worth checking with your local council. - Keep all valuables, including presents out of sight. - Secure your steering lock, if you have one. - Remove all traces of your sat-nav including cradles and tell-tale ring marks. - Don’t leave your vehicle with the engine running to defrost your windows. - Lock it whenever you leave it, even on forecourts. Mr Elstow said: “The combination of cold weather and Christmas often sends shoppers to local shopping centres and supermarkets. Don’t let your car become a target for thieves.”