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The AA has urged immediate action build up salt reserves to limit traffic accidents in the winter.
In response to the Winter Resilience Review that highlighted the potential threat of accident claims emerging from lack of preparation for another harsh winter, the AA said the government must follow the review's recommendation to set up a strategic reserve of road salt.
AA president Edmund King warned that if these salt reserves are not created then the UK could experience another bad winter on the roads.
"At the AA we had our busiest time ever attending cars broken down in sub zero conditions," he said.
"Our patrols were prevented getting to some breakdowns due to lack of gritting. Motorways were mostly kept clear but often drivers could not get onto the motorways."
The Winter Resilience Review said the government must import a quarter of a million tonnes of road to reduce traffic accidents and keep the roads clear.
In addition it called on for there to be guidelines published on clearing snow and ice from pavements.
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