Parts of the UK are again facing flooding as forecasters warn a further band of stormy weather later could mean the "strongest" winds of the winter.
The Met Office red warning, which means people should take action, is for between 13:30 GMT until 21:00 GMT and is the first issued this winter.
BBC forcasters say a month's worth of rainfall is expected to fall in parts of Southern England over the next few days.
We are running our Skid, Karting and 4x4 courses as scheduled but in the event of cancellation we will contact you! We endevour to operate in all conditions to give you the skills that are needed in adverse conditons. If you are unable to get to us, we will understand just call our office 01249 783010 and we will offer you an alternative date. Answer phone in operation outside of normal office hours so please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Plan your journey in advance, taking care to avoid areas which are prone to flooding, and factoring in extra time to allow for slower speeds and potential congestion
Let relatives and friends know your intended route and expected time of arrival and where possible, travel with others
Check that your windscreen wiper blades are fully functional. If both front and back blades are not up to scratch, get them replaced
Make sure you fill up. Using your lights and heaters and being caught in traffic use more fuel than driving in normal condition
Carry a mobile phone in case you encounter any difficulties during your journey
On the road:
Use dipped headlights so that other drivers can see you more easily
Don’t use rear fog lights. They can mask your brake lights and dazzle drivers behind you
Reduce your speed and leave more space between you and the vehicle in front to account for greater stopping distances
Driving too fast through standing water could lead to tyres losing contact with the road. If your steering suddenly feels light you could be aquaplaning. To regain grip, ease off the accelerator, do not brake and allow your speed to reduce until you gain full control of the steering again
Driving fast through deep water can cause serious and expensive damage
Be considerate to other road users and try not to spray pedestrians and cyclists as you drive through water
Overall be safe!
Congratulations to Zoe Taylor and Oliver Harris our December and January winners who both won Skid Control Course Vouchers.
The Team at Drive-Tech would like to wish all our customers past & present a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We look forward to providing you with fantastic value for money experiences in 2014.
The Autumn Junior Karting Championship came to an exciting close on the 15 December with Dan Healey taking Championship honours for the 3rd time in succesion!
Jacob Hearne took 2nd in the championship, unrivaled in terms of consistency making all 10 finals in the championship and finishing on the podium in 8 of them. James Paramore finished 3rd after a great run at the end of the championship. Billy Thompson managed to jump up to 4th overall just pipping Josiah Lockett in 5th and Archie Cousins in 6th. Jacob Gigg ended up 7th, Matthew Baker 8th, Connor Groves 9th and George Jonathan 10th.
The Best Novice championship was insanely close, with the top 3 being covered by just 1 point! But it was Jack Searle who took the honours, finishing the championship in 14th Overall.
Congratulations to all the winners, we hope you all enjoyed the championship and hope you have a great Christmas!!
Our Junior Karting Sessions are very popular, they run the 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month, places are limited, must be pre booked and paid in advance. ONLY £36.
Richard Brain was our lucky winner for November!
The latest detailed forecasts for winter 2013 ALL point towards months of relentless extreme cold with heavy snow 'extremely likely' across the country.
Our monthly competition Winner for October was Keith from Bedford, he chose a Skid Pan Course and with the predicted weather this is a good choice! There are two more chances left to win in 2013 so if you have not signed up to our competition yet then make sure you click on the red button through out our website. Remember you only have to subscribe once, you are automatically entered every month until such time as you tell us otherwise.
With nearly 500 entries in our monthly competition, Lyn McCracken was the lucky winner for September she chose a Junior Gift voucher. Gift vouchers make great presents, and with the countdown to Christmas having begun now is a good time to be thinking of those special presents for your loved ones. At Drive-Tech we have a selection of great quality, good value driving experiences for any one aged 10 and over.
A group of Advanced Drivers from Weston & Mendip IAM came to the Skid Pan over the weekend and learnt all about skidding in adverse conditions. Skid Courses are an excellent way to combine learning a skill with exhilarating fun. No matter how experienced you think you are at driving there is always something to be learnt!
The provision of education all help road and driver safety! Book a course today 01249 783019 don't wait for an accident to happen.
We had loads of entries into our August competition and our lucky winner was Lorraine Fisher who won a Junior kart voucher. If you enter our monthly competiton you will automatically be entered every month until you tell us you are no longer insterested, that means you only have to enter once and we do the rest!