Centre for Road Safety

Poor conditions

Drivers need to adjust their behaviour in bad weather. To avoid the increased risk of crashes in wet and icy weather, drive to the conditions and slow down. Drivers should use headlights on low beam to help other road users see them in overcast and wet conditions. For safe braking, allow extra distance to the vehicle in front.

In the snow, conditions can quickly deteriorate and on icy roads drivers need to brake and accelerate slowly to maintain control. To improve visibility in fog, snow or bad weather, drivers should use fog lights or headlights on low-beam.

Road rules on headlights

Our animated video explains the safe use of headlights and fog lights. Read a transcript.

 

Delays can make you tired

Bad weather can cause delays and increase driver fatigue from higher concentration levels. As travel times increase, drivers should have regular breaks and watch for the early warning signs of tiredness.