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