Be extra alert on roads during darker months
Date published: 27 October 2017
All road users are urged to be extra alert on the roads over the coming months. We should all pay attention in the worsening weather conditions and the darker evenings during late autumn and winter.
Road safety advice
While visibility decreases in winter months, stopping distances increase. If you're a driver you should:
- adjust your speed
- think about how the conditions affect more vulnerable road users
- slow down and pay attention, especially around schools buses when children are getting on and off
- be extra careful to watch out for people walking, cycling or riding a motorbike - they are much more difficult to see, particularly in the dark
Cyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians (including children) should take extra precautions by making sure they increase their own visibility to drivers by wearing:
- bright or contrasting clothing by day
- reflective clothing at night
You can get more information about road safety at the page below:
Collectively, we have the ability to reduce road casualties. We all have a personal responsibility, to ourselves and to other road users.
Remember – respect everyone’s journey.
More useful links
- Take care driving in wintry conditions 23 November 2017
- Heavy rain warning - flooding advice and information 22 November 2017
- Slow down and stay safer on the road 20 November 2017
- Using antibiotics wisely is everyone's responsibility 17 November 2017
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