Have a safe TRIP this winter

National Highways is keen to remind all drivers to have a safe ‘TRIP’ this winter and do all necessary vehicle check and journey planning prior to Christmas travels - when traffic on the roads increases and winter conditions make the journey more challenging.


Drivers are encouraged to plan their journey in advance. This includes ensuring all necessary vehicle checks are done beforehand, as well as factoring in rest stops before they set off on any long journey.

The TRIP elements of the campaign are:

  • Top up – fuel/battery, oil, and screen wash
  • Rest – plan your rest stops every two hours
  • Inspect – tyre pressure and tread
  • Prepare – for all weather conditions.

TRIP resources and more information on the National Highways website.

Also see the BVRLA’s advice on Taking a vehicle abroad.