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Volvo issues winter policy advice for businesses

Date: 15 November 2018   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Fleet managers should outline a winter driving policy to help keep company car drivers safe during the colder months.

That's according to Volvo, which says such a policy should be provided to any employee driving a company vehicle.

Outlining items that should be included in such a policy, Steve Beattie, head of business sales at Volvo Car UK, said: "Preparing people and vehicles in advance for winter weather is essential to maintain a safe fleet. 

"Dark mornings and evenings can mean it's difficult to do important visual checks, such as tyre tread depth and condition, so it's vital that businesses remind drivers to take the time to do these during daylight hours."

Beattie said that headlights should be cleaned daily, as they can cloud over due to more dirt and debris on the road.

He continued: "Windscreens should also be frequently cleaned inside and out to improve visibility, which is particularly important when the low winter sun makes an appearance.

"Crucially, drivers need to know what they should do in the event of an accident. 

"With the Highways Agency urging drivers to be prepared, and long-range forecasts predicting a harsh winter ahead, it makes more sense than ever for businesses to take stock and be ready now."