DRIVERS in South Yorkshire are being urged by the Highways Agency to prepare for winter journeys.
Research shows that 49 per cent of drivers ignore severe weather warnings, while 29 per cent do not prepare their vehicle for winter.
A Highways Agency spokesman said: “Check your vehicle - fuel and fluid levels, electrics and tyres - before setting out.
“Be prepared with an emergency kit in your vehicle, including warm clothes, food, water, boots, a torch, a spade, and any regular medication.
“If the weather is severe, consider whether your journey is essential. In winter, the weather can change quickly so always be prepared for bad weather.”
Visit www.highways.gov.uk/winter for more information.