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Winter driving workshops on offer to Buckinghamshire residents

| November 9, 2017

Buckinghamshire residents can take the opportunity to participate in a Winter Driving Workshop before the cold winter weather arrives.

The workshops will be held in various locations across Buckinghamshire, which this year includes Buckingham and Gerrards Cross Fire Stations owing to demand for sessions in the north and south of the county in previous years.

Workshop dates are as follows :

  • Tuesday 21st November 2017 : Buckingham Fire Station.
  • Thursday 23rd November 2017 : Kwik Fit, High Wycombe.
  • Tuesday 28th November 2017 : STS Tyre Pros, Aylesbury.
  • Thursday 30th November 2017 : STS Tyre Pros, Chesham.
  • Tuesday 12th December 2017 : Gerrards Cross Fire Station.

The workshops, which run from 7.00pm to 8.30pm, include advice for driving on winter roads, what to do if you break down, preparing your car for winter and some practical guidance, such as checking tyres and changing a wheel. All attendees will also see a demonstration of basic vehicle checks from experienced garage technicians.

The workshop costs £5 per person and include a free winter car pack. For more information or to book your place contact TfB’s road safety team at roadsafety@buckscc.gov.uk or call 01296 382416.

Mark Shaw, Buckinghamshire County Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Transport, praised the workshops for providing important skills for all drivers. Mark said : ‘We don’t know what kind of weather we’re in for yet, but we’re doing all we can at the county council to be ready for winter!

Drivers should be preparing, too.

It’s about more than just ice or snow on the roads; damp roads can be a hazard as well, and your car needs to be ready for the colder weather. I recommend all local drivers seriously consider coming along to take part.

The workshops are organised by Transport for Buckinghamshire in partnership with the Fire Service and GEM Motoring Assist.

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