The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has urged motorists to take extra care on the roads over the next few days in order to avoid accidents, as weather conditions are set to be difficult.
Their warning comes as the country faces freezing temperatures and forecasts of rain, sleet and snow which will lead to icy surfaces.
In addition to this, the RSA says that strong easterly winds could be a danger to road users and freezing fog could drastically reduce visibility.
Noel Brett, Chief Executive of the RSA, has urged drivers to remain vigilant throughout the current cold period: “This may catch people off guard, as we have had a very mild winter. I would ask each and every road user to slow down and in particular be aware of the dangers of black ice.”
As well as remaining vigilant, Simon Elstow, Head of Training at the Institute of Advanced Motorists has reminded motorists of another easy precaution they can take to minimise the risk of making a car insurance claim on these dark evenings – keep your headlights in good condition.
If you are affected by ice or snow on the roads this week, remember to check out some of my previous AXA blog posts for tips on driving in the snow and ice:
Snow and Ice – Some Driving Tips
Winter driving tips when ice and snow hit the roads
Or if you are worried about your home in these freezing temperatures, check out our useful tips to ensure that your pipes don’t burst
Keeping your home safe this winter
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