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900,000 motorists set to be stranded this Winter says Green Flag


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900,000 motorists set to be stranded this Winter says Green Flag

A breakdown provider is predicting that around 900,000 motorists will be stranded at the roadside with a broken down car in the next two months as the weather becomes colder and wetter.

Green Flag has trawled through its historical data apparently and found that most drivers are likely to suffer a problem in the final week of December.

They received an average of 105,000 call-outs from motorists having issues getting the cars started due to a lack of use during the Christmas period.

Green Flag says that December 29 - which is the first day back to work after the bank holiday - as the day that the drivers will most likely need breakdown assistance with an average of 43,500 calls. The breakdown service also says between Christmas Eve and December 29 they will attend 158,000 car breakdowns.

Moving into January, it predicts an extra 390,000 breakdown with flat batteries the most common cause of a clapped-out car.

To help reduce the number of breakdowns, Green Flag offers its own winter driving trips which includes checking tyres to make sure they are inflated correctly, test all vehicle lights are working properly, look at oil levels, and take the car out to give it a run over the Christmas break to recharge the battery. 

The RAC Foundation reports that two per cent of the entire road network do not have 2G mobile network. So as long as the vehicle does not conk out in the 4,561 miles, the breakdown company found, motorists will be able to phone for roadside assistance without any problems. 

However, a further 28,975 miles - 12 per cent of all UK roads - have only partial 2G, while the RAC found that 14,554 miles had no 3G coverage at all. An additional 111,679 miles have only partial 3G coverage.

More than half of the road network has no 4G signals at all - and 25 per cent only partial coverage.

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