How well can you see through the windscreen? It’s worth wiping the dusty and greasy insides of your windows with suitable products or paper tissues to prevent unwanted glare from the headlights of cars around you, for example. Also wipe all three rear-view mirrors – the one above the dashboard is likely to have smudges on it from when you adjust it. “We recommend replacing the wiper blades, at least the front ones, once a year. And it’s important to keep them in the best possible condition when winter is approaching. There are motorists who switch between the same two sets of wiper blades for several years – in summer we use the windscreen spray a lot less and the rubber blades don’t like being in the sun, so they age faster; the motorists then have a better set available for the winter. When refuelling, take advantage of the provided buckets of water to wash the windscreen and, at the same time, the front side windows, headlights, rear-view mirrors, rear lights and the registration plate,” says another member of the road safety research team, Robert Šťastný.