Extra care needed on Suffolk roads tonight
Suffolk Police are again reminding motorists to take extra care on the roads as temperatures are set to drop overnight, which could cause potentially hazardous driving conditions.
Between midnight and 9am this morning, Tuesday 15 police received 49 calls about traffic related incidents, many of which were in relation to minor collisions or vehicles coming off the roads.
With temperatures set to dip again overnight and the potential for further snowfall police would like to remind drivers to take precautions and ensure that your journey is safe by following some simple advice:
· Make sure all your car lights are working and you have no failed bulbs. Ensure that dirt, salt and snow is cleared away from light fixtures.
· Always ensure all windows are fully cleared of snow, frost and condensation before setting off on a journey - it is illegal to drive with obscured vision.
· Clear snow from the top of your car as this can fall down and obscure your windscreen while you are driving.
· Keep windscreen washer fluid topped up as windscreens quickly become dirty from traffic spray and salt from the roads.
· Make sure you have sufficient fuel for your journey. Keep the fuel tank topped up.
· Give yourself extra time for your journey and drive at a sensible speed. Leave appropriate distances between yourself and other road users. Accept your journey will take longer and don’t take risks.
· Take a mobile telephone with you and make sure it is fully charged. Carry a mobile charger in the car.
If you get stuck in the snow stay with your car, but in an emergency if you do need to leave it, park it out of main traffic routes, where it won’t cause an obstruction when conditions ease. Leave a contact number on the inside of the windscreen and return to your car at the first opportunity you have.
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Weather for Haverhill
Thursday 20 June 2013
Temperature: 12 C to 18 C
Wind Speed: 13 mph
Wind direction: East
Temperature: 11 C to 19 C
Wind Speed: 14 mph
Wind direction: South west