15/10 2015

Watch out for slippery roads

Slippery roads can occur any time of the year. However, the risk is major during the winter period. The biggest traffic hazard occurs when a driver enters a slippery road without being prepared. We want to make you attentive on specific occasions that can be dangerous if you don’t pay attention.

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  • Wet leaves: In the autumn, when the road is wet and wet leaves has fallen down on the road it can be very slippery and dangerous.
  • Frost: Frost on the road can occur suddenly. Be prepared when the temperature is dropping.
  • Frost spots: This occurs when the temperature is close to zero. The road is dry on certain places where the sun reach. But in hollows and shadowy parts of the road there is frost and it can be very slippery and dangerous.
  • Bridges and viaducts: The risk of slipperiness is greater on bridges and viaducts. Cold air cool down the road from above and from beneath. On the bridges that cross water, the air is humid, which increases the risk of an accident as the road get slippery.

Always be prepared when the temperature is going down. Always keep distance to the car/truck in front of yours. Don’t drive faster than the speed limit and adapt the speed to the weather condition.

Please drive safe this autumn and winter!