BEWARE OF FLOODING
When travelling in wet weather take steps to decrease the risk of being involved in a serious traffic crash or getting stuck or washed away in flood water. Motorists should decrease speed, increase braking distance and allow extra time to get to destinations during bad weather. Driving with headlights on improves visibility in wet conditions, and always make sure to check the road for excess water. Never drive on a flooded road, as floodwaters are unpredictable and dangerous - it is not worth risking your life or that of loved ones. Be mindful of road deterioration as potholes can appear within a few hours and they may not have been there when you initially travelled along that road. Avoid driving, walking or wading in flooded areas. There may be fallen power lines and floating objects. Follow road flooding signs. If your vehicle becomes stranded in flood water, leave it and move to higher ground immediately. Follow advice given by police or firefighters if roads are closed. Stay tuned to local radio for updates on flood conditions, or visit the Department for Transport and Main Roads website qldtraffic.qld.gov.au or call them on 131 940. Never attempt to cross a flooded road, not only are you placing yourself in danger but also the lives of those who may need to come to your rescue.