A number of road accidents have been recorded in Scotland due to the winter conditions which have caused freezing temperatures across the country. Click4GAP responds to the news.
Emergency services have been kept busy over the last week as car crashes have been recorded all over Scotland due to snow and ice. Police are working with councils to ensure safe diversions are being put in place on smaller roads which have not been gritted.
Firefighters have even issued a warning following an accident where a man and a woman were rescued from a car after it veered off the snow covered A736 in North Ayrshire. Slippery conditions mean that it’s much easier to lose control when driving at faster speeds.
"The weather has definitely turned for the worse in the past couple of days, so we would urge everyone to keep the conditions in mind whenever they're on the road,” said Scottish Fire and Rescue Service watch manager Paul Timmons. "Snow, sleet and rain all reduce visibility and mean slippery road surfaces, making it more likely people will experience a collision.”
A further Met Office “be aware” warning was also in place due to the forecast of strong winds in north-western areas. The gusts are also in danger of causing road accidents and drivers are being urged to stay safe this winter.
Click4GAP, one of the nation’s biggest providers of GAP insurance for cars, expressed concern regarding the story. A spokesperson was on hand to provide comment: “It’s worrying when you hear about reports like this, where icy conditions and snow are causing havoc on the roads and threatening the well-being of drivers.
“People will have to make sure to be extra careful following this weather, as safety always has to be the main concern. Having a comprehensive insurance policy is also a necessity so that motorists can have increased pay-outs should their vehicles pick up any unwanted damage.Click4GAP can provide broad GAP insurance plans that cover the difference between the insurance pay out and the car’s original retail price should it be written off. Get in touch with our team today to find out more.”
Click4GAP is recognised as the nation’s original and best provider of GAP insurance for cars. Highly respected and trusted, the UK based firm has delivered thousands of innovative products over the past 20 years to a profile of very satisfied customers. Click4GAP is the only online provider focused on providing quality, flexible insurance products to their consumers. As well as being FCA registered, the company is also a member of the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).
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