Be care­ful on the roads

Mansfield Courier - - Bushfires -

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.

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