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Fire and Rescue Service Issue a Seasonal Reminder to Motorists

The Fire and Rescue Service have issued some timely reminders to motorists on the Island as the winter draws in, and poor driving conditions are becoming more frequent.

Things like ensuring your tire tread and pressure are at the required levels are of the utmost importance, as is maintaining a safe distance when driving at night.

The use of fog lights are also very important when needed, although you’re reminded to ensure they’re turned off when not needed as they have the potential to dazzle oncoming motorists.

The driving advice was published following on from a car accident earlier in the week which saw a motorist end up in a river after failing to negotiate a bend.

Here is the message the Fire and Rescue Service are keen to have conveyed to the public...

'During the winter months road users have to deal with increased flooding as well as frost, sleet, snow, icy winds, icy roads, and fog the usual frozen locks and non-starts.

Even if you are in a 30mph area it may mean you have to travel more slowly because the weather is bad.

The other reason for unnecessary frustrations and delay is not preparing your vehicle and making sure it is mechanically ready for the rigours of winter.

Before setting off on your journey make sure you have performed the crucial checks on your car, especially if kept outdoors and that the vehicle has been recently serviced by experts and deemed safe to drive.'

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