Po­lice is­sue win­ter road safety tips

The Invercargill Eye - - BACKYARD BANTER - MARY WIT­SEY

With cold weather now upon us South­land po­lice are urg­ing driv­ers to make the tran­si­tion to win­ter driv­ing mode.

Act­ing se­nior sergeant Deon McNaught, of the road polic­ing di­vi­sion, said ac­ci­dents in­creased in the south at this time of year and win­ter was a crit­i­cal pe­riod for mo­torists and road users.

‘‘For road trav­ellers, win­ter be­tween June and Au­gust can be the most dan­ger­ous time of year.

‘‘The cold win­ter months bring an in­crease in mostly mi­nor dou­ble in wet con­di­tions.’’

He also sug­gested driv­ing with your lights in the fog, rain or snow.

‘‘Most im­por­tantly plan your jour­ney. Check weather and road con­di­tions, choose the safest route if you have the op­tion and if pos­si­ble avoid trav­el­ling in ex­treme weather and road con­di­tions.’’

PHOTO: MARY WIT­SEY

Act­ing se­nior sergeant Deon McNaught, of the road polic­ing di­vi­sion, is urg­ing mo­torists to check their ve­hi­cles and be pre­pared for win­ter driv­ing.

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