Motorists urged to stay safe on the roads as temperatures drop across Norfolk and Suffolk
As temperatures continue to drop and forecasters predict the potential for snow, police across Norfolk and Suffolk are reminding motorists to take extra care on the roads.
To ensure that your journey remains safe, officers are advising drivers to take the following precautions:
n Make sure all your car lights are working and you have no failed bulbs. Ensure that dirt, salt and snow is cleared away from light fixtures.
n Always ensure all windows are fully cleared of snow, frost and condensation before setting off on a journey - it is illegal to drive with obscured vision.
n Clear snow from the top of your car as this can fall down and obscure your windscreen while you are driving.
n Keep windscreen washer fluid topped up as windscreens quickly become dirty from traffic spray and salt from the roads.
n Make sure you have sufficient fuel for your journey. Keep the fuel tank topped up.
n Give yourself extra time for your journey and drive at a sensible speed. Leave appropriate distances between yourself and other road users. Accept your journey will take longer and don’t take risks.
n Take a mobile telephone with you and make sure it is fully charged. Carry a mobile charger in the car.
n If you get stuck in the snow stay with your car, but in an emergency if you do need to leave it, park it out of main traffic routes, where it won’t cause an obstruction when conditions ease. Leave a contact number on the inside of the windscreen and return to your car at the first opportunity you have.
For more information visit www.suffolk.police.uk
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Weather for Diss
Sunday 26 May 2013
Temperature: 6 C to 18 C
Wind Speed: 14 mph
Wind direction: North west
Temperature: 8 C to 17 C
Wind Speed: 17 mph
Wind direction: South west