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Do your driving guidelines prescribe hot drinks and warn you of the dangers of dairy products?

Excerpts from the UK Highway Code:

From #91 Driving when tired
"the most effective ways to counter sleepiness are to drink, for example, two cups of caffeinated coffee and to take a short nap (at least 15 minutes)"

From #206 Drive slowly and carefully when
"passing parked vehicles, especially ice cream vans; children are more interested in ice cream than traffic and may run into the road unexpectedly".

From #224 Electric vehicles
"Be careful of electric vehicles such as milk floats and trams."

From #228 Driving in icy and adverse weather
"Take an emergency kit of de-icer and ice scraper, torch, warm clothing and boots, first aid kit, jump leads and a shovel, together with a warm drink* and emergency food in case you get stuck or your vehicle breaks down."

* Evidence that these guidelines are only intended for trips of limited duration....



Sep. 13th, 2014 05:49 am (UTC)
As long as you have a Thermos, the time that a hot drink stays hot for is unlikely to be the limiting factor on the duration of your journey, as you'll have to go to sleep before your tea gets cold.
Sep. 13th, 2014 03:41 pm (UTC)
When I think of a winter car travel kit, I think of the things I'd need in an emergency if I got stuck in a snow drift in heavy snow for 24 hours+.