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Flint Insurance

December 22, 2009 01:00 ET

HGV Insurers Urge Caution Ahead Of The Festive Period

MIDDLESEX, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Dec. 22, 2009) - Leading HGV insurance specialists Flint Insurance are warning their customers to be wary, following severe weather warning advice from the Met Office. Snow, ice and heavy winds are set to cause further havoc on Britain's roads, which are especially busy in the run up to Christmas. This means that all drivers should exercise caution, in order to avoid being caught up in an accident.

This warning comes following a campaign by the RHA (Road Haulage Association) highlighting the importance of road safety for HGV drivers. HGVs are particularly prominent on the roads at this time of year, as retailers transport stock to their stores as shoppers prepare for Christmas.

According to the RHA, the principles of safe driving can be summed up in the term 'defensive driving.' This includes: "reading the road ahead, so that drivers around can respond to situations as they arise; approaching traffic lights, roundabouts and other junctions and corners in a manner that minimises braking and fuel and anticipating hazards and what other road uses will do ahead, to the side and behind you."

This advice is particularly relevant at this time of year, when the roads will be hazardous due to adverse weather conditions. A spokesperson for Flint Insurance commented:

"HGVs are a vital part of the logistics of Christmas, helping to transport all of the vital goods that people need at this time of year. It is, therefore, vital that both lorry drivers and other motorists take heed of these severe weather warnings and adjust their driving practices accordingly."

Continued:

"We all have a responsibility to ensure that we are safe on the roads and with the winter weather making driving conditions potentially difficult, we would advise all drivers to exercise caution on all journeys."

Based in Harrow, Middlesex, Flint specialise in truck Insurance and lorry insurance and are independent insurance brokers. In addition to a range of motor cover, they also offer bespoke policies to cater to the varied needs of businesses in all sectors. By using a panel of leading insurers, they can offer the most competitive quotes. To find out more, visit: http://www.flintinsurance.co.uk/.

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