Motorists are being warned by police to be sensible and prepared during this winter.
Devon and Cornwall have asked for increased attention from motorists otherwise there could be a rise in the number of fatalities over the winter months.
Police are also encouraging motorists to check the condition of their vehicles to ensure they are prepared for the months ahead.
Other advice includes;
Basic checks including tyre tread and correct inflation.
Drivers’ taking responsibility for themselves and their passengers.
Leave adequate space from the vehicle in front.
Beware of icy conditions particularly during early mornings.
Inspector Richard Pryce said: ‘As winter approaches and the weather gets increasingly colder, drivers need to pay more attention to their driving.’
Along with urging motorists to carry out the necessary checks and to modify their driving depending on the road conditions, Pryce highlights how the ‘fatal four’ – speeding, drink and drug driving, not wearing seatbelts and mobile phone offences were the prime killers on the road.