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Motorists urged to take extra care following a severe weather warning

Motorists are being urged to take extra care on Staffordshire’s roads following a severe weather warning from the MET Office. 

"The wet conditions may result in an increase in road traffic collisions, many of which could be avoided if people ensure that they check their vehicles regularly and they drive with the extra care required."


Glynn Luznyj, Head of Risk Reduction.

The county has been hit by a deluge of rain overnight and more is expected throughout the rest of the week.

Head of Risk Reduction Glynn Luznyj said: “We have seen heavy rainfall over the last few days and more is forecast. Unfortunately, the wet conditions may result in an increase in road traffic collisions, many of which could be avoided if people ensure that they check their vehicles regularly and they drive with the extra care required.

“I would urge people to check the condition of their vehicle’s tyres and to allow extra time for journeys so that they are not in a rush. It is important to take into account the extra braking distance needed on wet road surfaces and people should never drink and drive, use a mobile phones while behind the wheel and drive while over tired. These are simple safety tips but they could have life-saving consequences.”

For more safety information visit www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk