Open a car window or aircon to stay insured

dog with head hanging out off a car window

It may seem obvious to open a car window or turn on the Aircon in hot weather, but experts are warning drivers that car insurance policies could be invalidated if they don’t.

Road users need to be driving with “due care and attention”.

If you’re drowsy or tired due to warm weather conditions, that could put you at a higher risk of having an accident and possibly an insurer cancelling an insurance policy.

On the spot fines for motorists who become distracted start at £200 and rise as high as £2,500 for driving without due care and attention.

If the heat causes you to drive dangerously by putting others at risk could lead to a £5,000 fine and up to nine penalty points on your driving licence. 

A temporary driving ban could also be issued in some extreme circumstances.