Highways Agency advises drivers to stay hydrated
London, Great Britain – The Highways Agency is advising drivers on ways to stay cool in the hot weather.
The Highways Agency is advising drivers to stay cool by remaining hydrated at all times.
The advice comes as the Met Office is predicting hot weather for the whole of England this week.
"Drivers and their passengers, including pets, can become dehydrated in their vehicles during hot weather and carrying water can help them deal with high temperatures," said the Agency.
"We want travellers to enjoy the good weather and not suffer any discomfort from the effects of dehydration."
The Agency also advises drivers to keep their vehicles in good condition to avoid breaking down in hot weather.
Drivers can check the latest information on weather and road conditions before they set off and during their journey.
For weather conditions:
The Met Office website – www.metoffice.gov.uk
Local radio broadcasts
For road conditions:
HA website – www.highways.gov.uk
Highways Agency Information Line 0845 7504030
For health advice for reducing risk in hot weather:
NHS Direct at www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk or on 0845 4647 or from your local pharmacist