Safer journeys in times of flood

Posted on January 8th, 2014 by James Luckhurst

Screen Shot 2014-01-08 at 14.29.04Anxious to spare our members and other motorists from the distress and danger that can go with getting stuck on a flooded road, we have produced a short video with simple advice for drivers on staying safe in the present conditions.

The main message from the free three-minute video is for drivers to postpone journeys and not to go attempt to drive through floods. But for those who get caught, there are tips on maximum depths of water to drive through, paying heed to flood warnings and road blocks, how to reduce the risk of stalling and what to do if you do stall in a flood.

We thought it would be useful to compile this video version of our members’ most frequently asked questions in an attempt to help drivers when rain, spray and increasing levels of surface water threaten their safety on the road.





James Luckhurst has been editor of GEM's quarterly magazine, Good Motoring, since 2006. Previously he worked at the BBC World Service and was a freelance contributor to the Daily Telegraph (where he had a weekly column), the Sunday Times, the Daily and Sunday Express and the Herald. His interest in road safety and driver behaviour has led to his involvement in a number of television and radio programmes, including So You Think You're a Good Driver for BBC1, where he was associate producer, Kerbside Justice for Granada Television, which he presented and occasional items for Radio 4, BFBS and the BBC World Service.