Motorists warned ‘don’t think spring brings safer driving in the UK’

Written by: Simon Pavey, Last updated:27th February 2023

Rain on windscreen from interior of car

Even though the nation remains in lockdown, essential drivers up and down the country continue to carry out journeys and, while spring is now here, motorists are being urged not to let the finer weather dampen their attention to road safety.

Indeed, has warned that spring can be a time when considerable dangers are still to be found for drivers.

Dazzling sun and downpours 

Dan Jones, operations manager at, commented: “Motorists shouldn’t be fooled into a false sense of security just because we’re through the harsh winter months.”

“In fact, spring presents its own unique driving challenges, including heavy downpours caused by the jet stream moving northwards, bringing areas of large depression, strong winds and, of course, normally plenty of rain.”

He added the fact that the sun remains quite low in the sky during the early morning and late afternoon means drivers should be equally wary of becoming dazzled, which itself can present a considerable hazard at this time of year.

As a result, all drivers should take extra care in spring, as slippery road surfaces and dazzling sunshine can mean all it takes to lose control is a momentary lapse of concentration.

Tom Cosway, brand representative at Fuel Card Services, comments: “Changeable weather is a key feature of spring, so while it might be sunny one moment, the next could bring heavy rain. It’s something every driver needs to be wary of whenever they take to the roads.”