GEM – A ‘silver blanket’ could be gold for ‘snowed-up’ drivers
With the first snowfalls of winter predicted to arrive in the coming week, road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist recommends drivers add a ‘silver blanket’ to their ‘Winter Driving Kit’.
“An emergency foil blanket is a simple item, takes very little space and is cheap and easy to find on the internet. But it could create a difference between life or death if trapped in your car due to severe weather,” said David Williams, MBE and CEO of GEM.
“Whilst we recommend people do not drive in snowy conditions unless absolutely essential, if you do have to drive, make sure you are prepared. In the first instance carry out checks on your car to reduce the risk of breakdown,” advises David.
“But breakdowns are not the only concern. Snow can simply and suddenly prevent you from continuing on your journey, and every year we read about hordes of motorists stranded on the road – often miles from civilisation. A foil blanket would be a very welcome item to have in your glove box in such a situation,” David Williams said.
All next week, GEM will be offering 100 free emergency foil blankets to the first people to apply via its Facebook page.
GEM has a wealth of useful tips and advice available on its website on how to prepare yourself and your vehicle for the winter weather.