RAC says “lives were saved” by people staying at home during Storm Eunice

Drivers have behaved responsibly during recent storms, by staying at home and only travelling if absolutely essential.

The motoring club says breakdown volumes halved during Storm Eunice, suggesting people took weather warnings seriously. Those that did need help tended to be for flood-related reasons rather than the usual battery issues.

Three people died due to being hit by falling trees and other debris, but RAC spokesman Simon Williams said he thought that number was lower than it might have been because people stayed home.

“These statistics show that lives were saved as millions of motorists heeded the warnings to only drive if absolutely essential,” he said. “It seems like all the developments around working from home in the pandemic made a massive difference in an extreme weather event like Storm Eunice as many employees clearly were able to stay off the road and continue being productive away from their workplaces.”

(Picture – RAC)

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