With Storm Ellen behind us and Storm Francis currently huffing and puffing, it is a reminder that darker wetter conditions are ahead. We need to ensure our fleet and drivers are prepared this transition of the seasons to ensure safety for them and the general public.
Common problems occur when drivers misjudge stopping times on wet roads or don’t take into account the slippery leaves and debris littering the way ahead. Other issues can be not putting on lights early enough and being more aware of other road users, particularly cyclists. Low sun can often be a problem too, especially as the evenings begin to draw in, presenting particular issues for motorcyclists.
Precautions should always be taken to prevent accidents at any time of year, but unfortunately, they do still occur.