Be careful on the roads
THE SES is reminding people that it is as important as ever to be vigilant on the roads, with heavy smoke and haze often reducing visibility.
Not only is there reduced visibility due to smoke, but there will be times of increased traffic due to people evacuating and moving around the Shire.
Some driving tips during bushfires include:
If your vehicle does not have daytime running lights please use your low beam headlights so as you are more easily seen by other road users
Ensure you keep safe distances from vehicles in front of you, a three to four second gap is ideal
Do not overtake unless it is safe
Never drive when you are fatigued
Be prepared for the unexpected; and
Make allowances for others if they make mistakes, without getting annoyed. We are all human and are not perfect.