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Winter warning

FLEET executives need to be extra vigilant as winter approaches, says the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI), which has issued a guide to winter motoring.

It recommends a four-point safety check for fleets that includes checking fluid levels and tyre pressures, preparing for an increase in accidents, being cautious to avoid incidents and monitoring driver speeds.

Ian Davis-Knight, head of MoT and technical operations for the RMI, said: 'In the winter, speed can be your enemy so winter driving means steady driving. Stopping distances double in the rain and when roads are icy they can increase ten-fold.'

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