“There are a lot of wet, even icy, roads out there meaning that tyres may only have half as much grip on the surface as on dry roads. Motorists need to be aware that the conditions are different and must adapt their driving accordingly." "They need to brake earlier, enter corners at slower speeds, and maintain focus on the road ahead at all times.” Read more about what to do if you are caught in a flash flood here!
Apart from ensuring their cars are in a good condition, the Association also warned motorists not to take chances by crossing low-lying bridges as the fast-flowing water could cause them to be swept downstream.
“Now is not the time to take any chances with safety. Crashes in wet, icy conditions are common, and we advise everyone to heed the call to drive safely. Switch on your headlights, maintain a good following distance from the car ahead of you, and don’t speed. More importantly, always wear your safety belt and ensure all children and passengers are also strapped in,” the AA said.