Police warning as cold weather hits
PUBLISHED: 11:04 29 December 2014
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Police are reminding motorists to take extra care on the roads as temperatures drop, causing potentially hazardous driving conditions.
The warning comes after officers were called to a number of minor crashes across the county yesterday morning where vehicles went off the road.
Officers are advising drivers to take precautions.
They include: Make sure all your car lights are working and you have no failed bulbs. Ensure that dirt is cleared away from light fixtures.
Always make sure all windows are fully cleared of frost and condensation. It is illegal to drive with obscured vision. Keep windscreen washer fluid topped up as windscreens quickly become dirty from traffic spray and salt from the roads. Make sure you have sufficient fuel.
Give yourself extra time for your journey and drive at a sensible speed.
Leave enough distances between yourself and other road users. Accept your journey will take longer and don’t take risks. Take a mobile telephone with you and make sure it is fully charged. Carry a mobile charger in the car.