Climatology

Snow, rain and wind, are often protagonists in winter, and are not good companions. Visibility conditions are significantly reduced and driving is difficult. It is also vital to check well all elements of the car, especially the tires. According to the DGT, more than one million vehicles (5%) circulate with severe defects in the wheels. On the one hand, you need to pay attention to tread depth (under normal conditions should be greater than 1.6 mm), but for winter driving should be not less than 3 mm. Likewise, we must check the wear of the tread (which is homogeneous), presence of deformations, etc. It is also important the pressure of all wheels, including the spare set. According to point from HTMBoxes, the tire pressure decreases with temperature drops, which is key to have them ready before starting the journey. On the other hand, in the winter season increased battery failure is detected. Mainly in the winter journeys because of the holidays, drivers have trouble starting your car

Drink

And if snow, rain and wind are not good companions, it is even less alcohol. And precisely in the Christmas period alcohol consumption is increased due to the many celebrations. Unfortunately, there are still drivers who made mix "drink and drive" with the conviction that if "is a single" no danger. Despite carrying out breathalyser tests (last year more than 25,000 journals were performed), there are many who climb behind the wheel with this dangerous duo. And, according to data from the DGT, 3,241 drivers tested after committing an offense, 57.7% tested positive.

Jams: rush and shopping

Finally, another enemy of driving at Christmas are the large number of vehicles that concentrate output in both operations and the time of going to malls for shopping. All this combined with the rush that usually have drivers either to reach their destination on time or to last purchases, makes driving even more complicated.