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IAM issues wind warning

IAM issues wind warning

Motorists around the UK have been warned to be wary of gale-force winds over the coming weeks.

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has issued advice in order to ensure that drivers remain safe when on the roads in windy conditions.

As the UK prepares for high-speed winds, the organisation has called on drivers to plan their journeys ahead of time and ask themselves if there is a route with less exposure to the elements and with a lower risk of encountering fallen trees.

The IAM explained that strong winds are rarely constant, saying that the gusty nature of high winds means that drivers should ensure that they maintain a tight grip on the steering wheel at all times.

IAM chief examiner Peter Rodger said: "I have seen a parked car moved by the wind. Don't underestimate how powerful it is and how it can affect you whilst in the car."

Motorists have also been warned to be wary of other road users, with the IAM calling on them to give cyclists, motorcyclists, lorries and buses more room to pass then they would usually allow for as such vehicles are more susceptible to wind.

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