- do not travel along roads that have been closed
- take it easy when driving through standing water to avoid the risk of aquaplaning
- only drive through water if you know that it's not too deep
- allow oncoming traffic to pass first and test your brakes as soon as possible after leaving the water
- if driving through deep water take it slowly but steadily, using a low gear, to avoid creating waves or causing your car engine to take in water
- use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced
- double the distance between your car and the car in front of you, as stopping distances are increased by wet roads
- do not attempt to drive through fast-moving water – your car could easily be swept away
- remember that driving fast through standing water is inconsiderate and can cause water to be thrown onto pavements, soaking pedestrians or cyclists. You could face a hefty fine if the police believe you were driving without reasonable consideration for other road users.
- in the event of flooding, residents are reminded not to enter flood water in case of hidden hazards such as lifted manhole covers.
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