Drivers fail to heed safety advice

Speed warnings on motorways during bad weather conditions are ignored by a worrying 29% of UK motorists, a report suggests.

The Autoglass poll reveals that almost half (46%) of drivers ignore 'only drive when essential' warnings, while 7% ignore driving warnings altogether.

Work commitments and 'needing to be elsewhere' are the main reasons for ignoring warnings given by the majority (59%) of drivers, and a third of those asked said road conditions never seem serious enough to make them change their travel plans.

With regards fellow drivers, only 11% of motorists said they would bother to stop for a stranded person in bad weather conditions.

Managing director at Autoglass, Matthew Mycock, said: "Drivers should take their time when embarking on a journey in bad weather, both in planning their route and factoring in delays so as to not put their lives and those of other road users at risk."

Copyright Press Association 2012