Take care on roads

Daily Mercury - - YOUR SAY - –Melanie Plane

IS there any­thing bet­ter than the sound of rain on a tin roof?

Or in my case, as I sit in the Daily Mer­cury news room on Gor­don Street, the sound of cars zoom­ing past on a wet road.

Af­ter weeks of ter­ri­bly hot con­di­tions and the dev­as­tat­ing fires that have rocked our com­mu­nity to the north, west and south over the past fort­night, the cool change and soak­ing con­di­tions come as a re­lief to many.

Once dry and brown lawns and pad­docks are be­gin­ning to turn a lovely shade of green as the re­gion re­ceives the best rain it has seen so far this year.

But with this heavy rain in mind, I cir­cle back to my com­ment about cars zoom­ing past on wet roads.

Dur­ing my jour­nal­ism ca­reer I have cov­ered many wet-weather traf­fic crashes and sto­ries about mo­torists get­ting into trou­ble when at­tempt­ing to drive through flood wa­ters.

If you are head­ing out on the road in the wet weather, please take care.

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