Safety tips for drivers

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Paramedics are asking drivers to be prepared for bad conditions as part of Road Safety Week.

Until Sunday, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) is promoting safety on the roads in anticipation of bad winter weather.

Phil Bridle, DLRAA paramedic and airbase manager, said: “There are some simple checks that drivers can carry out to ensure their vehicle is as safe as possible.

“Tyre pressure and condition should be checked regularly, and don’t forget to make sure your spare tyre is puncture free. It’s also important to test fog lights, brake lights and, of course, the brakes themselves. Make sure your oil levels and your screen wash are both topped up, and that your radiator has anti–freeze added to it.”