11.44 PM Monday 20 October 2014

Police issue advice to the public during heavy rain and strong winds

Dorset Police and its partners are advising communities to take care on the roads in advance of the wet and windy weather.

Flood warning signWet Weather

  • In severe weather consider whether your journey is necessary - don't travel unless you have to
  • Don't take chances in wet weather, leave extra time to get to your destination

 

Heavy Rain

  • When visibility is reduced switch on your headlights
  • Double the distance you leave between your car and the car in front of you, as stopping distances increase in wet weather

 

Flooding

  • Exercise caution when approaching standing water on the roads
  • Consideration should be given to the depth of the water
  • Do not take any risks driving through flood waters

 

If motorists decide to drive through shallow water, they are asked to do so slowly and to be aware of the effect of waves on other road users.

 

High Winds

  • In severe conditions don't travel unless you have to
  • Keep your distance from other vehicles
  • Keep your speed down - sudden gusts of wind can blow you off course
  • Show consideration for other motorists especially when confronted with delays and/or blocked roads

 

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