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Winter Driving - A Risk Management Guide for Schools and Colleges


Driving in the winter is very different than in other times of the year; adverse weather and longer periods of darkness makes driving more hazardous. Not only does winter weather create numerous driving challenges, it also tests the limits of the school vehicles’ mechanical abilities.

It is best to avoid driving altogether when really wintry conditions set in – especially if you are transporting pupils – but if you have no choice, some sensible precautions can greatly reduce your accident risk. In order to be properly prepared, this adviser guide sets out the risk implications to winter driving and provides suggestions on the various risk management actions to take to mitigate the potential dangers.