Drivers need to adjust their behaviour in bad weather. Conditions in floods can change rapidly, with roads or crossings that may have been safe a short time ago quickly turning dangerous.
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.