Driving safety tips for windy weather

When driving in windy weather, take note of the following points.

  • Plan your journey to avoid exposed or high roads (such as motorway flyovers, bridges or viaducts) if possible
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  • Anticipate how conditions may affect other road users, especially cyclists, motorcyclists, and cars towing caravans - take particular care when overtaking these
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  • Take particular care when driving empty and high-sided vehicles, which will be affected more by the wind
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  • When driving an empty curtain-sided vehicle, tie both curtain sides at one end of the vehicle to reduce the effect of side winds
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  • Watch for places where conditions could suddenly change, such as a gap in the trees, or after passing some form of shelter such as a bridge or large vehicle
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  • If you have to travel on exposed roads in high winds, be prepared for lower speed limits, lane closures and diversions

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