Driving in Adverse Weather Conditions
Friday, 15 June 2012 - 4:35pm
Members of the public are reminded to drive to the conditions, ensuring they slow down, be alert and pay attention at all times. Reduced visibility caused from adverse weather conditions require all motorists to drive with extra care.
A number of other safety actions that can be taken by motorists whilst driving in adverse weather conditions:
- Be alert at all times, pay attention to road warning signs that display hazardous conditions
- Drive with headlights on at times of poor visibility
- Ensure your windscreen is clean and is demisted, and wiper blades are in good condition
- Ensure your vehicle is roadworthy and the tyres are in good condition and are correctly inflated, and
- Leave plenty of space between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you.
Pedestrians are reminded that when crossing the road they should use the approved crossings at traffic lights, walkways and/or designed pedestrian crossings. When the visibility is poor pedestrians are reminded to wear bright coloured clothing.
Pedestrians and cyclists can be particularly hard to see, and they are the most vulnerable of all road users because they have less protection if hit by a vehicle.