Source: New Zealand Police
Please attribute to Superintendent Steve Greally, National Manager Road Policing
Police are urging motorists to take extra care on the roads today.
Weather conditions are poor in many parts of the country with heavy rain and high winds.
The roads are slippery, and Police are urging people to drive to the conditions.
If you’re driving in the rain, there are several things you can do to help keep yourself and others safe on our roads:
- If it’s wet enough to put your wipers on, it makes sense to put your headlights on as well.
- Slow down. It helps you brake more gently and gives you enough time to react and retain full control of your vehicle.
- Move away from the vehicle in front to increase your stopping distance.
- Don’t forget to buckle up!
Issued by Police Media Centre