DRIVERS are urged to follow safety advice from Highways England as temperatures continue to soar.

Met Office warnings suggest that temperatures are expected to continue to climb and could reach record-breaking levels at 38°C today (Thursday, July 25).

Highways England resilience manager Helen Cook said: “Safety is our top priority and we want all drivers to safely reach their destinations during the expected heatwave.

"I would urge people to prepare for their journey by stocking up on water, checking their vehicles and assessing travel conditions before they set off.”

Highways England have now issued a number of steps drivers can take to deal with the hot conditions.

Advice being issued is to:

  • Take a bottle of water with you before setting out to ensure you stay hydrated
  • Plan and leave plenty of time for journeys
  • Check the weather forecast for your destination
  • Check travel conditions before setting out and, where it is safe to do so, during journeys
  • Ensure you and your cars are fit for the journey.

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