20% of all road accidents are a result of poor visibility and 22% of fatalities on GB’s roads in 2011 occurred in collisions involving a driver aged 17 to 24 years old.
After the UK was battered by Storm Doris last week, we now have Storm Ewan set to hit the UK with 60mph winds, heavy rain, and snow. This is dangerous for drivers, as these conditions reduce visibility and leave drivers – particularly younger ones – vulnerable to accidents.
To increase visibility and stay safe on the roads in stormy weather, it is essential that your windscreen wiper blades are serviced regularly and ideally replaced every six to twelve months. Wiper blades are often a forgotten aspect of road safety but can be the difference between life and death.
Wiper Blade Check-Up
Check your blades for wear and tear by examining for cuts and cracks in the rubber. Operate the wipers and if you see lines on the windscreen, thick bands of water, a lace curtain effect, juddering blades, or unwashed areas, it is time for them to be replaced.
If you are still unsure, the RAC has a video showing how you can check your wiper blades:
Keeping safe could also save you money as failure to change your wiper blades regularly could result in a fine of £1000, penalty points on your license, and a failed MOT.
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