Motorists around the country have hailed the latest advice from the AA regarding driving during the current cold spell as ‘Educative, forthright, significant and not-at-all patronising’.
The advice from the motoring organisation follows a number of greatly valued pieces of advice, over the last fortnight such as ‘Don’t drive unless it is a matter of national security’ and their acclaimed campaign: ‘Don’t even go there.’
The Christmas message from AA chairman Bryan Braxted was broadcast in the slot normally allocated for Radio 4’s Thought for the Day: ‘Drive on the road. Don’ t drive along railway lines. Don’t park in the canal. Drive within your limitations; don’t just pile into the guy in front. Give yourself more time; set off a week early. Pack spare clothes, blankets, a hot beverage in a flask, a packet of Werthers Originals, shovel, ice axe, primus stove. Then if possible take public transport.’
Mervyn Wainwright of the Plain English campaign praised the AA’s recent communications: ‘This is world-beating stuff. Rarely do we hear the bleedin’ obvious – not to mention the totally unnecessary – communicated with such meritorious perspicacity.”