East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is asking drivers to make sure their car is able to cope with whatever the weather throws at us.
The call comes are part of the Service’s ongoing Winter Ready safety campaign.
David Kemp, head of Community Safety, said:
“If your car breaks down you are usually safer waiting well away from your vehicle but in wintery weather that can be very unpleasant. Making sure your car is in good condition before you set off can reduce the chances of having a problem in the first place. You can also be prepared by getting together a car emergency kit.”
Car emergency kit
• Ice scraper and de-icer
• Torch and spare batteries - or a wind-up torch
• Warm clothes and blankets - for you and all passengers
• First aid kit
• Jump start cables
• Food and a warm drink in a thermos
• Reflective warning sign
• Road map
• Sunglasses - the glare off any snow or a wet road can be dazzling
• Mobile phone charger
For more winter driving safety advice go to our website www.esfrs.org/your-safety/road-safety/winter-driving