13,800 breakdown calls made to breakdown providers by 12:00pm on Monday 11th December
· 49,800 calls made during the previous three days (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
· Cold weather set to continue and conditions predicted to worsen
· Motorists urged to stay safe and avoid driving in freezing weather if possible
As snow and ice strike Britain, Green Flag has revealed record numbers of calls to breakdown providers across the UK on Monday 11th December.
Simon Henrick, Head of News at Green Flag commented; “As of 12:00pm today, 13,800 breakdown calls have been made across the country since midnight and we expect this figure to rise dramatically as the conditions worsen throughout the day and night.
This is following an extremely busy weekend where there were 49,800 breakdown calls during Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
With the cold weather and icy conditions causing difficulties for drivers across the country, it is incredibly important that motorists stay safe on the roads.
By following safety precautions such as ensuring tyres are up to the job, checking fluids, and allowing extra time for braking, drivers can ensure they do everything possible to avoid an accident on the road.
At Green Flag, we always advise drivers to check the weather conditions before driving and avoid driving in freezing weather if possible.”