It's no secret that driving in the winter is trickier than during the rest of the year.
It's getting darker earlier and staying darker in the mornings so visibility is restricted. And as temperatures drop there's risk of ice on the roads.
Not only that, but with strong winds and stormy weather comes natural obstructions – such as fallen trees, as shown below.
This car collided with a tree and rolled over completely. Terrifying.
Earlier we attended this single car -V- tree rollover RTC. 1 person removed to hospital for treatment. D22 & D24 responded. pic.twitter.com/SSJgBzNYRK
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) November 10, 2016
Some tips for driving safely during the winter:
- Accelerate and decelerate slowly
- Get your tyres checked
- Use your lights, even if it's still bright
- Allow for extra distance between your car and the one in front
- Beware of black ice as it gets colder – particularly in mornings and at night
Take caution out there, what's the rush?