Know your lim­its in the snow, take note of speed

Mt Hotham Falls Creek - - FRONT PAGE -

VICROADS would like to re­mind all mo­torists trav­el­ling to and around the Alpine ar­eas of the im­por­tance of tak­ing ex­treme care on the road this snow sea­son.

Weather con­di­tions, like heavy snow, fog and ice, will have an im­pact on the road net­work and mo­torists should be vig­i­lant and drive to the changed con­di­tions.

Road users are also re­minded about the fol­low­ing changes to speed lim­its on key roads in the Alpine dis­trict that have been im­ple­mented since the pre­vi­ous snow sea­son: burgh - the 100km/h speed zone has been re­duced to 80km/h on a 2.7 km sec­tion of the road, start­ing 320 me­tres north of Far­ring­ton Lane.

Sea­sonal speed limit changes (only ap­ply dur­ing the snow sea­son):

sea­sonal speed limit change – var­i­ous re­duced speed lim­its ap­ply on the road be­tween Mount sea­sonal speed limit change - the 100km/h speed zone has been re­duced to 80km/h.

VicRoads re­minds mo­torists to obey the re­duced speed limit for their own safety and the safety of other road users.

Win­ter and snow sea­son road safety tips: cle be­fore leav­ing home - tyres, bat­tery, brakes, cool­ing sys­tem, en­gine and wind­screen. re­quire anti-freeze and add an­tifreeze to your wind­screen wash­ing fluid to pre­vent it freez­ing on the wind­screen when driv­ing. en­sure you use fuel for­mu­lated for use in cold con­di­tions -diesel ‘waxes’ at low tem­per­a­ture which blocks the fuel sys­tem and may im­mo­bilise the ve­hi­cle. chains and fit them to your ve­hi­cle if re­quired. snow and high winds if you don’t have to. De­lay your trip if you can. low plenty of time and drive care­fully. not only do they help you see, they help oth­ers see you. change ex­tremely quickly so be aware of the road and its sur­round­ings. tween you and the ve­hi­cle in front of you – some­times driv­ers can brake sud­denly and in wet and icy con­di­tions you will take longer to come to a stop.

More in­for­ma­tion on snow alerts and road clo­sures can be ob­tained from lo­cal ra­dio re­ports, VicRoads web­site at www.vicroads.vic.gov.au, VicTraf­fic App and VicRoads Face­book and Twit­ter pages.

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